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“Blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light…

Madman drummer 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
feeling kinda older
I tripped a merry-go-round
with this very unpleasing
sneezing and wheezing
the calliope crashed to the ground
the calliope crashed to the ground

But she was blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night.

Some silicone sister
with her 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-kart Mozart
was checking 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

‘Cause she was blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light.

She got down but she never got tight
she’s gonna make it to 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 eyes of the sun
but mama, that’s where the fun is
with his frozen zone
to remind him of the feeling of romance

Some brimstone baritone
anticyclone rolling stone
preacher from the east
says, “Dethrone the dictaphone
hit it in its funny bone
that’s where they expect it least”
and some new mown chaperone
was standing in the corner
watching the young girls dance
and some fresh-sown moonstone
was messing with his frozen zone
reminding him of romance

The calliope crashed to the ground

But she was blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night.

(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)

Blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night.

(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)

Blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night.

(And now 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)

Blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night
blinded by the light
revved up like a douche
another runner in the night.

(Some silicone sister
with her manager mister
told me I got what it takes
she said I’ll turn you on sonny
to something strong)

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

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Blinded by the Light – 7:09
(Bruce Springsteen)
Album: The Roaring Silence (1976)
Singolo: “Blinded by the light / Starbird No. 2” (1976)

Cover dell’omonimo brano di Bruce Springsteen, pubblicato nell’album di esordio Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. del 1973.

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Versioni.

1. Album version – 7:08
2. Single edit – 3:48

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Citazioni.

Blinded by the light è l’unica mia canzone a essere arrivata al primo posto nella classifica dei quarantacinque giri, ma non nella mia versione. Era quella di Manfred Mann, che per qualche ragione cambiò il verso “cut loose like a Deuce, another runner in the night” [”libero come una Deuce, come un altro corridore nella notte”] cambiando deuce con douche. Deuce è un’automobile, come la Deuce Coupe; douce è invece una lavanda vaginale. Non so perché l’abbia fatto; ma ho il sospetto che sia stato questo cambiamento nel testo a proiettare la canzone in cima alla hit-parade”. (Bruce Springsteen).

(da Bruce Springsteen, Come un killer sotto il sole, a cura di Leonardo Colombati, edizione 2011, Sirone Editore, pag. 51)

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