"Blinded By The Light"


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


You might have once wondered why anyone would sing a song about there being a "bathroom on the right". Perhaps you've gotten an interesting mental image upon hearing "she's got electric boobs, a nowhere suit". And most certainly, you had to have thought that "excuse me while I kiss this guy" is an odd way to introduce a smoking guitar riff.

Usually, when told of the correct lyrics, it all makes sense. Or at least we stop hearing the wrong ones (I still don't know what "electric boots" are). Usually. For no matter how many times I have to remind myself of the real lyrics, there is no way Manfred Mann is not singing "wrapped up like a douche". I'm not clear on what that even means, but then again I'm not clear on "revved up like a deuce", either. Something about cars, I've heard. But it doesn't matter, because it's clear as day: "wrapped up like a douche".

(Also, he clearly sings "another roller in the night", but it's more funny to riff on "douche".)

2 comments:

DJ said...

"Revved up like a duece" refers to 1932 Ford Coupe, a favourite of Hot Rodders . Also used by the Beach Boys "My Little Duece Coupe"

Love your blog.

Peter said...

Thanks! It definitely makes more sense than "douche".