Blinded by the Light • #JanuaryLight

Blinded by the Light • #JanuaryLight. My next entry in the month-long challenge #JanuaryLights hosted by the ever so gracious BeckyB of Winchester!

Blinded by the Light • #JanuaryLight
Blinded by the Light • #JanuaryLight

This photo, taken in Clingendael, Wassenaar, The Netherlands immediately reminded me of that wonderful song by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band…

Blinded by the Light • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

One of the wackiest songs of my youth… Made me wonder what Bruce Springsteen had been smoking (or popping) when he wrote these lyrics (at the time, I wanted some of that):

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

Madman drummers 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 his shoulder
Feelin’ kinda older
I tripped the merry-go-around
With this very unpleasin’
Sneezin’ and wheezin’
The calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground

Well she was

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

Repeat twice…

Some silicone sister
With a manager mister
Told me I got what it takes
‘I’ll tun you on sonny into something strong
Play the song with the funky break’
And go-cart Mozart
was checking the weather chart
Seeing if it was safe outside
And little early-pearly
Came by in his curly-wurly
Asked me if I needed a ride
The calliope crashed to the ground

Well she was

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

She got down but she never got tired
She’s gonna make it through 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 eye of the sun
But mamma, 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

Repeat 8 times

Blinded by the light

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

Bruce Springsteen

If you’d like to look at another play with light, click here.

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