Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night

Madman dummers bummers,
Indians in the summer,
With a teenager diplomat
And the dumps with the mumps
As the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder my shoulder,
feeling kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground

the calliope crashed to the ground

Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night

Some silicon sister with a manager mister
told me I go what it takes.
She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong
play the song with the funky break"
And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the
weather charts see if it was safe outside
And little Early Burly came by in his curly wurly
and asked me if i needed a ride

asked me if i needed a ride

Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light

She got down but she never got tired
She's gonna make it through the night


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  • +3
    General CommentNo, you are mistaken sorry. The song is about partying too hard with coke. 1.Blinded by the light = Pupils dilated 2.Runner = staying up through the night 3.Revved up like a duece = Wired 4. Tripped the merry - go round=Felt so wild 5. Told me I've got what it takes=meaning he's or she's so wild he can do the stuff without dying because it's so strong 6."I'll turn you on..."= Give you something (it's a slang i.e.Turn me on to a joint) 7.,Play the song with the funky break." = Play a song to groove too while they are wired. 8. checkin' out the weather charts to see if it was safe outside = Make sure there are no cops around 9. Early Burly asked me if I needed a ride = Someone early in the morning that wanted to pick him up because he was hitch hiking. 10. She got down but she never got tired = She's not wired anymore but she's not downed either 11. She's gonna make it through the night = She didn't O.D. The lyrics plainly state it, if you know slang.
    misDKfitson September 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs we all know this song was written and originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen.

    youtube.com/… Go listen to it.

    Everyone is putting too much thought into the meanings. I've read most of these posts that go back to 2005 and everyone wants to make it some deep song about drugs or some such.

    Springsteen talked about this song in detail on an episode of VH1 Storytellers. A lot of the references are personal, to include people he knew or had met on the Boardwalks, or had grown up around, or were just direct personal references to himself:
    Madman drummers bummers - Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez, the first drummer in the E Street Band.
    Indians in the summer - Bruce's little league baseball team as a kid.
    In the dumps with the mumps - being sick with the mumps.
    Boulder on my shoulder - a "chip" on his shoulder.
    Some all hot, half-shot, heading for a hot spot, snapping fingers clapping his hands - Being a "know it all kid growing up, who doesn't really know anything."
    "Silicone Sister" - Bruce mentions that this is arguably the first mention of breast implants in popular music - a dancer at one of the local strip joints in Asbury Park.

    He wrote this song in his bedroom, primarily using a rhyming dictionary. Or as Bruce put it, "the rhyming dictionary was on fire."

    songfacts.com/…

    Now quit thinking about it so much.

    ----:)
    interestingthoughtson October 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the lyrics to this song have caused more confusion to the hoi polloi than just about any other. "is he saying 'wrapped up like a douche'?" hehehehe.
    ramtharon March 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't a clue...I would love to know though? "Wrapped up like a douche, another roter in the night"...that is what I always thought they said. I guess I was wrong. What the hell does this song mean?
    LizaJaneon June 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Madman dummers bummers,
    Indians in the summer,
    With a teenager diplomat
    And the dumps with the mumps
    As the adolescent pumps his way into his hat"

    -- obviously this verse is just an introduction of the members in the narrator's band. It also suggest that the main character of the song, possibly the narrator himself (temporarily referring to himself in third person) is sick. However, dispite his condition, he is going to engage in sexual intercourse, suggested by the fat that he is pumping his way into a hat, or jimmy hat, a.k.a. a condom.

    "With a boulder my shoulder,
    feeling kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    (pickup)
    the calliope crashed to the ground"

    -- A lot of metaphors in this verse. The boulder on his shoulder is just another way to say there is a lot of weight on his shoulder. The members of the band know that this member, also the main focus of the song, in about to mave sex with a girl, probably named mary, and he feels obligated to perform well and come back with exciting stories to tell his friends. By stating "i tripped the merry-go-round," he has come up with a clever way to say that he accomplished his goals of making his girl, Mary, achieve an orgasm. Now, it was not very pleasant because, as i have stated, he was sneezing and wheezing due to the fact that he was not all that well. Maybe he had a cold. I don't know, I don't need to know, but whatever he had, Mary now has it. Lets all hope it wasn't chlamydia. Anyway, the sex, being good as sex usually is, caused him to knock over or possibly drop his calliope; a musical instrument, supporting my theory that he is in a band.

    "Some silicon sister with a manager mister
    told me I got what it takes.
    I'll run you on sonny to something strong
    play the song with the funky break"

    -- here we find out a lot about our beloved Mary. Not only was she boning the main character int he song, but she has a large bust and works at an indoor/outdoor restaurant. Her manager is a big music fan and often allows band to perform gigs at his restaurant, suggesting that perhaps its a diner, i don't know for sure. The manager of the restaurant thinks that the main character's band would be a lovely gig to play at his restaurant, and he likes the music so much that he would like our character to honor him with a personal performance of the song with the funky break.

    "And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the
    weather charts see if it was safe outside
    And little ealy birdir gave my arms a curly-whirly
    and asked me if i needed a ride
    (pickup)
    asked me if i needed a ride"

    -- Go-cart Mozart refers to the restaurant's manager. He is fueling the way for Mozart, the main character, to have an opportunity to play the restaurant. He is checking the weather because, as i said, the restaurant allows its customers to each outside, much like Checkers does today. When the main character arrived early at the restaurant one morning to set up for his big deput, the manager was excited to see him, as well as excited for his fist performance. He did a small, not too difficult dance manuever with the main character in celeration, and asked our main character if he needed a ride. Or, for our non PG13 audience, offered our main character a drug - most likely cocaine.

    Bridge: "She got down but she never got tired
    She's gonna make it to the night
    She's gonna make it through the night"

    -- Apparently Mary is by no means an innocent young girl. She got down, verifying that she too indulged herself in her fair share of nose candy, and apparently she never got tired of it, suggesting perhaps she had a drug problem that did not go unnoticed by her man-friend, our main character. Clearly she had enough cocaine to last her the day, through the night, because she would make it through the night. As we all know, the benefits of cocaine are accompanied by a horrible comedown experienced not so long after inhaling the drug. She apparently had enough powder that she could avoid the come down through the night. We should only be so lucky.

    "Oh momma that's where the fun is
    But momma that's where the fun is
    Momma always told me not to look
    in the eyes on the sun
    But momma that's where the fun is"

    -- The main character's mom knows about her son's admonishing recreational activities. Although he asures her that everything is fine, he admits that his mother always told him not to confuse what is real with misleading illusions. In other words, cocaine, in his mother's eyes, is not fun, but a fake high, and his mother warned him about that. Still, he believes its fun. Why? he is passed the stage of recreational use, and is now dependent on the stimulant to make it through the day.

    "So brimestone-baritone, anti-cyclone Rolling Stone
    Preacher from the East,
    says dethrown the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone
    thats what they expect atleast"

    -- Either way, his band has gotten a gig at the restaurant. They are all hopped up on cocaine and are playing in their patented "funky" manner. They don't believe it's their strongest style, but it is what the audience expects, so they will give them what they want.

    "It's a new grown chaperon standing in the corner
    watching the young girls dance
    and some fresh sown moonstone messing with his frozen zone,
    only reminding him of romance
    (pickup)
    and the callidope crashed to the ground"

    -- The new grown chaperon standing in the corner suggest that the main character, as well as Mary, the members of his band, and all the people who would be enjoying their music at the restaurant are all "new drivers," or around the age of 16 (at least that is the age you have to be to get your lisence in MD). The guy in the corner, also on coke, is getting really horny watching the girls his age dance. (why does cocaine always do that to you!?!?!?!?!?!?) I digress. This time, the callidope, no longer the calliope, crashes to the ground. I don't know if you noticed the "D" now present in the name of this musical instrument. This now suggests that his high from the cocaine, or, dope, has worn off - a terrible feeling. Callidope, also the Greek Muse of epoch poetry, is a creative way to add in a subtle metaphor, open for interpritation obviously, but clearly signifying that once the character crashed from lack of cocaine, his openness to new ideas, creativity, and experience vanished as well. No longer do things have meaning, everything just sucks. What a shame.

    "Now Scott with the sling-shot finially found a tender spot
    and throws his lover in the sand
    and some blood-shot forget-me-not
    said daddy's waX X X ?buck-shot? turn up the band"

    -- To my digust this website did not have all the words to this last verse. But Scott, as we find out, is the name of this man in the corner who has recently come down off of his cocaine inflicted high. However, he still feels slightly horny from the long day he has spent on the drug wanting to sodimize everything he sees. He proceeds to bang a girl, but not in a just way. He becomes a rapist. yet, with no one noticing, the band continues to play. It's unfortunate because we don't know if he gets away with it. Ah, but we do. Let's check out the chorus.

    "Blinded by the light
    revved up like a deuce
    Another runner in the night"

    -- He was spotted. In attempt to arrest him, the police chase him. He, is fleeing in his car. Police helicopters and cars are blinding him with spot lights and those familiar red and blue pieces of shit that sit on top of their cars. He is another runner in the night.
    Toastahon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttelepathy is like a dream often, spoken in symbols, weaving in and out of different times, it plays to the emotions of the times, when one is in the actual telepathic state. People are not always telepathic, when their life energy is very high, they are more telepathic than at other times. Children are often very telepathic, they often pick things up very quickly, the telepathy helps them learn much faster.
    Lyrologiston January 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, the words (penned by Bruce "Born in the U.S.A." Springsteen) are:

    "revved up like a Deuce" (pronounced 'dooss'). A Deuce is apparently a type of automobile.
    groupingon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA Deuce is not a car, it's the number two, especially in poker (as in the Deuce of spaxdes). It's sometimes used to mean something similar to heck, as in "What the Deuce is he up to". Not that that helps with what it means here!
    kalbrookethon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA deuce is a car, i.e. The Beach Boys "Little Deuce coupe" How do I know this? I have one...also the lyrics themselves "Blinded by the light REVVED up like a deuce another..." This leads me to believe that this song is about a vehicle wreck. The lyrics, if you read through them carefull, point to a car wreck involving a teenager more than likely that almost took this persons life. Treat these words as a poem and explicate it.
    Dantesquickstopon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha thank you misDKfits....and revved up like a deuce is refering to a popular hot rodding car...it was a 1932 ford deuce...so he was that wired on coke :-/
    w0fzon September 25, 2002   Link

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