14. mai 2009

Blinded by the Light

Chris Thompson (former Manfred Mann's Earth Band lead singer) with the Mads Eriksen Band at the Bergen pub, Madam Felle.The song was written by Bruce Springsteen, but his single from 1973 was no success. Manfred Mann's Earth Band were more successful with their cover version on the "Roaring silence" album in 1976. The song reached #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 on 19 February 1977, and #1 on the Canadian RPM chart the same day.

Blinded By The Light

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.
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.
Some all-hot half-shot was headin' for the hot spot snappin' his fingers clappin' his hands.
And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover's knot with a whatnot in her hand.
And now young 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.

And she was blinded by the light.
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Blinded by the light.
She got down but she never got tight, but she'll make it alright.

Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the east.
He says: "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least".
And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner all alone watchin' the young girls dance.
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance.

Yeah he was blinded by the light.
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Blinded by the light.
He got down but she never got tight, but he's gonna make it tonight.

Some silicone sister with her manager's mister told me I got what it takes.
She said I'll turn you on sonny, to something strong if you play that song with the funky break,
And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside.
And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly, and asked me if I needed a ride,
Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer playin' backyard bombardier.
Yes and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent a dude with a calling card,
he said, do what you like, but don't do it here.
Well I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground.
Asked him which was the way back home.
He said take a right at the light, keep goin' straight until night, and then boy, you're on your own.

And now in Zanzibar, a shootin' star was ridin' in a side car, hummin' a lunar tune.
Yes, and the avatar said blow the bar, but first remove the cookie jar.
We're gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon
And some kidnapped handicap was complainin' that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night,
Well I unsnapped his skull cap, and between his ears I saw a gap, but figured he'd be all right.

He was just blinded by the light.
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Blinded by the light.
Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun.
Oh but mama, that's where the fun is.
I was blinded.
I was blinded.
I was blinded.

~Bruce Springsteen

The Madam Felle Pub is third from the left

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