Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light - Live 1975

Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light - Live 1975





"Blinded by the Light" is a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, which first appeared on his 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. A cover by British rock band Manfred Mann's Earth Band reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in February 1977 and was also a top ten hit in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Canada.


Manfred Mann's Earth Band released a version of the song on their 1976 album The Roaring Silence. 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 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".








Lyrics


Blinded by the light

Revved up like a deuce

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 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 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 deuce

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


[Solo]


Mama always told me not to look into the eyes 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 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 deuce

Another runner in the night

Blinded by the light

Revved up like a deuce

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 deuce

Another runner in the night

Blinded by the light

Revved up like a deuce

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 deuce

Another runner in the night

Blinded by the light

Revved up like a deuce

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 deuce

Another runner in the night

Blinded by the light

Revved up like a deuce

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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