"Blinded By The Light" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing, the calliope crashed to the ground
Some all-hot half-shot was headin' for the hot spot, snappin' his fingers, clappin' his hands
And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover's knot with a whatnot in her hand
And now young Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers, daddy's within earshot, save the buckshot, turn up the band

And she was blinded by the light
Oh cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
She got down but she never got tight, but she'll make it alright

Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the East
He says, dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least
And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner all alone, watchin' the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance

Yeah, he was blinded by the light
Oh, cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
He got down but he never got tight, but he's gonna make it tonight

Some silicone sister with her manager's mister told me I got what it takes
She said, I'll turn you on, sonny, to something strong if you play that song with the funky break
And Go-Cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside
And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer, playin' backyard bombardier
Yes, and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent some dude with a calling card, he said, do what you like, but don't do it here
Well, I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground and asked him which was the way back home
He said, take a right at the light, keep goin' straight until night, and then, boy, you're on your own
And now in Zanzibar, a shootin' star was ridin' in a side car, hummin' a lunar tune
Yes, and the avatar said, blow the bar but first remove the cookie jar, we're gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon
And some kidnapped handicap was complainin' that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night
Well, I unsnapped his skull cap and between his ears I saw a gap but figured he'd be all right

He was just blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun
Oh, but Mama, that's where the fun is
Ooh yeah
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded

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"Blinded by the Light" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentSpringsteen explains it on the Storytellers DVD. He sat down on his bed with a rhyming dictionary and wrote this brilliant autobiographical song.

    I remember the Indians were the baseball team he played with growing up(no pun intended).
    "Some silicone sister with her manager's mister told me I got what it takes
    She said I'll turn you on sonny to something strong if you play that song with the funky break" refers to the studio not releasing the album until they thought he had a hit. So he wrote this in pure frustration. That's the true story.

    springsteen: the greatest
    The Magic Raton October 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about working as a musician down the shore. It's about being down the shore as a young man waorking on the boardwalk and playing in a band, and it talks about a lot of stuff thats happening around. Manfred Mann has no idea what the sonf is about and they dont do the verses in the right order.
    lozz588on October 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI guess everyone here is too young to know..."deuce" has always referred to 1932 Fords. As in "little deuce coupe" by the Beach Boys. A very popular car to chop, channel, and hot rod in the 1950s and 60s, because the body is separate from the frame. The Boss would know this.
    DrDebunkeron January 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"The Magic Rat" is right. This song clarifies why Springsteen never did any drugs. Because he was already "crazy" without the drugs. "Blinded by light" is a reference to having a good time.
    Deckerson December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst off the song has nothing to do about drugs. bruce said it is about his life as a kid. indians in the summer refers to his baseball team he played on. madman drummer is a guy he used to play with. duece is a two seater sports car.
    killthemessenger4on March 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song has something to do with Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
    afbaileyon June 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBruce said later he was really surprised by the success of Manfred Mann's cover. "That's it, we're giving up the British" he told his manager, "- if THIS races to the number one spot they're much too eclectic for us"
    tinderboxon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about sex and being young.
    dontthinktwiceon May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, I used to think forever that he said "Cut loose like a douche." But then I was like, "There's no way he seriously said that..."
    thewordofrashion January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF this song is just about being an adolecent!!! Nothing more nothing less!!!!
    iHatepoopingon January 21, 2006   Link

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