Manfred Mann 
Blinded by the Light
1976
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Clearly, this is not an "80s" song, but since I get so many requests about the 
lyrics for this song I'll go ahead and slap them on the site. It is a great song, 
too, originally written by Bruce Springsteen in the early '70s. He didn't have 
much success with his version, but Manfred Mann's version was the opposite. This 
song was also featured on Johnny Depp's "Blow" movie, which is a pretty good movie 
(the soundtrack is cool too) if I may say so myself. 


Blinded by the Light

[Chorus]: 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 (fading) 

Madman dummers bummers, 
Indians in the summer, 
With a teenager diplomat 
And the dumps with the mumps 
As the adolescent pumps his way into his hat 

With a boulder my shoulder, 
feeling kinda older, 
I tripped the merry-go-round 
With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin, 
the calliope crashed to the ground 
(pickup) 
the calliope crashed to the ground 

(chorus) 

Some silicon sister with a manager mister 
told me I go what it takes. 
I'll run you on sonny to something strong 
play the song with the funky break 

And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the 
weather charts see if it was safe outside 
And little Early Burly came by in his curly wurly 
and asked me if i needed a ride 
(pickup) 
asked me if i needed a ride 


(chorus)

Bridge: She got down but she never got tired 
She's gonna make it to the night 
She's gonna make it through the night


(break with soul-stirring solo) 

Oh momma that's where the fun is
But momma that's where the fun is 
Momma always told me not to look 
in the eye's on the sun 
But momma that's where the fun is 

(chop sticks variation) 

So brimstone-baritone, anti-cyclone Rolling Stone 
Preacher from the East, 
says dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone 
thats what they expect at least 

It's a new grown chaperon standing in the corner 
watching the young girls dance 
and some fresh sown moonstone messing with his frozen zone, 
only reminding him of romance 
(pickup) 
and the calliope crashed to the ground 

(Chorus) 

(Chorus and First Verse) 

Now Scott with the sling-shot finally found a tender spot 
and throws his lover in the sand 
and some blood-shot forget-me-not
said Daddy's within earshot, save the buck-shot, turn up the band 

(repeat Verse 2 "Silicon sister with a manager....") 
(bridge)