Blinded by the light lyrics
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 drummers bummers, 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 unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin, the calliope crashed to the ground The calliope crashed to the ground But she was Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, 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 silicone sister with a manager mister told me I got 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 chart to see if it was safe outside And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride Asked me if I needed a ride But she was 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 She's gonna make it through the night But mama, that's where the fun is But mama, that's where the fun is Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun But mama, that's where the fun is Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east Says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone, that's where they expect it least" And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner, watching the young girls dance And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance The calliope crashed to the ground But she was Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Check Out. You gotta check out.
In the above lyrics the parts in bold are edited out on the single version. See Manfred Mann's Earth Band's cover version for more details. This is one of the few songs for which Springsteen used this method. He also mentioned that he used a rhyming dictionary to write the song after Clive Davis didn't hear any "hits" for his debut album. See the live 04 Apr version for more details. The below scan if for an ad published in the March issue of National Lampoon magazine. Bruce Springsteen plays guitar, electric bass, keyboards, and sings vocals on this track, and is backed by Clarence Clemons on saxophone and backing vocals and Vini Lopez on drums and backing vocals, in addition to session musician Harold Wheeler who handles piano. The track, as well as the whole album, was produced by Mike Appel and Jimmy Cretecos. The version that was released on the album is possibly from that 11 Sep session. After signing the contract with CBS Records, Laurel Canyon Productions was to receive an immediate cash advance from CBS and this money was to be used to pay for the studio time to record Springsteen' debut album.
Springsteen wrote this and " Spirit in the Night " in response. According to Springsteen, he wrote the song by going through a rhyming dictionary in search of appropriate words. The first line of the song, "Madman drummers, bummers, and Indians in the summers with a teenage diplomat" is autobiographical—"Madman drummers" is a reference to drummer Vini Lopez , known as "Mad Man" later changed to "Mad Dog" ; "Indians in the summer" refers to the name of Springsteen's old Little League team; "teenage diplomat" refers to himself. Springsteen's version was commercially unsuccessful and did not appear on the music charts. Their version includes the " Chopsticks " melody played on piano near the end of the bridge of the song. Manfred Mann's Earth Band's recording of "Blinded by the Light" is Springsteen's only 1 single as a songwriter on the Hot ; his highest charting single as a solo performer was " Dancing in the Dark " in , which reached 2 on the Hot , and his only 1 was as part of the USA for Africa ensemble that recorded " We Are the World ". In , Danish act Funkstar De Luxe released its disco version of this song. A "jazzified" version can be found on Springsteen's video and audio release Live in Dublin , recorded with The Sessions Band. Manfred Mann's Earth Band 's recording of the song changes the lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen's "cut loose like a deuce" is replaced with "revved up like a deuce".
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