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Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    One of the most wrongly sung songs. We'll see if you can figure it out before you click on the link.

    Blinded by the Nigh by Manfred Mann's Band.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6AFCJ1dLdg"]YouTube - Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light[/ame]

    Abbey
     
  2. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Actually I know this song well, because Bruce Springsteen wrote it and has it on his first album (I'm a HUGE Bruce fan). I sing to it a lot ;-)
     
  3. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    He was the original artist...yet I prefer the later version. The lyrics are amazing. I'm thinking...lots of acid or something.

    Abbey
     
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    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
    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 my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    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
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong,
    play the song with the funky break"
    And go-cart Mozart was checkin' 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
    But 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 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's 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 it's funny bone,
    that's where they expect it least"
    And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner,
    watching the young girls dance
    And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' 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
    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
    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
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    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 my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    Now Scott with a slingshot finially found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
    And some bloodshot forget-me-not said daddy's within earshot save the buckshot, turn up the band
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong"
     
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I so love this song.
     
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Love this one!
     
  7. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    I always thought the title was "Blinded by the Light." Now I'm really confused. I know a friend swore the lyrics were:

    Blinded by the light,
    Wrapped up like a douche, with another rubber in the night."

    Thought I was going to die laughing the first time I heard her singing that.
     
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Years ago I got into an arguement with someone over this song. Gotta love those sections people dont' understand.

    Beth
     
  9. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    LOL - Everytime this song plays in the car, SO and I argue about the words he is saying - I say Douche - He says Duce - and it does sound like a rubber in the night. Everytime I say well I am looking on the internet and promptly forget about it once we get to wherever we are going

    Marcie
     
  10. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinded_by_the_Light

    "Deuce" versus "douche"

    The chorus of the song (Manfred Mann version) features the commonly misunderstood lyric, "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night." ("Deuce" refers to a '32 Ford Deuce Coupe.) Many listeners hear the word "douche" in place of "deuce." [1] Manfred Mann's Earth Band changed this line slightly to "revved up like a deuce" (often misquoted as "wrapped up like a douche") and repeated it much more frequently in their version than Springsteen did in the original; they also omitted parts of the verses and rearranged the order of the remaining lyrics.

    Springsteen, in his 2005 VH1 Storytellers appearance, lightheartedly made the assertion that the sole reason that Manfred Mann's version of the song went to number one is that the altered lyric is actually "revved up like a douche". Bruce said, "The original lyric is 'cut loose like a deuce' referring to a two seat hot-rod, a little deuce coupe. Manfred Mann changed the lyric to 'revved up like a douche', which is a feminine hygienic procedure.... so, they're different." It should be noted, however, that Manfred Mann's website lists the lyric as "deuce" rather than "douche". It was once rumored that Chris Thompson's New Zealand accent may be responsible for swapping douche for deuce; however, this cannot be correct as "deuce" said with a New Zealand accent is pronounced something similar to "juice". (Another result of Mann's accent is the word "runner" being pronounced as "owner" to American ears.) A Manfred Mann performance seems to support the "altered lyric" position. While "deuce" and "douche" would be pronounced in much the same way, in the video, the singer clearly seems to be singing "wrapped" - rather than "revved" - consistent with the "douche" lyrics listeners have heard.
     
  11. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    ("Deuce" refers to a '32 Ford Deuce Coupe.)

    That is exactly it. No one ones what a Deuce is. Well, maybe a few.;)

    You guys are good!!

    Abbey
     
  12. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    OK, maybe I was the only person who ever mis-understood this lyric...

    When he sings "and little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly" I used to swear he was saying "And little Early Pearly gave my anus curl a whilrey".

    Come on. Like it would be a far stretch from a douche and a rubber in the night.
     
  13. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I'm laughing so hard right now I fell out of my chair.:yourock:

    Abbey
     
  14. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Gee, I thought everyone knew what a Deuce was, at least if they were Beach Boy fans.
     
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    There are several out there -

    Anyone remember -
    Wild Cherry -
    Play that FUNKY music white boy?

    YEah there's another one that my mother broke on the back of the record player. KWHAM! and No more Wild Cherry.

    I think while I can play by ear - I can't discern lyrics worth a hoot -

    While traveling to ND (a long trip by car) with a fidgety difficult child and no AC, and a dog -

    We were traveling in Nebraska and all of a sudden DF sings
    "THERES A BATHROOM ON THE RIGHT"........

    I knew exactly what he was singing - but seriously there was a rest area on the right. No Creedence to THAT statement.
     
  16. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Play that funky music? Geez...if I had a dime that I've played that song at an event I'd be rich. It's a classic. One of the best disco songs.

    Abbey
     
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Mom thought they were saying play that Fbomb music white boy, play that fbomb music right. So understandibly it was tossed out.

    IT took me FOREVER to figure out Rolling Stones - I was born in a class 5 hurricane, I was raised by a toothless beared Hag But I'm allllll right now.....in fact it's a gas.....jumping jack flash it's a gas gas gas.....

    Going to find some Stones now....
     
  18. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Our kids are into Weird Al, big-time. difficult child 3 likes to collect the originals and play them back to back with the Weird Al spoofs to hear the similarities and the differences.

    Some of his favourites -
    Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)
    Another One Rides the Bus (Weird Al)

    Gangta's Paradise (Seal)
    Amish Paradise (Weird Al)

    Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - (Offspring)
    Pretty Fly (For a Rabbi) - (Weird Al)

    Come Out and Play (Offspring)
    Wrong Foot Amputated (Weird Al)

    Mambo No 5 (Lou Bega)
    Bill Clinton's Bimbo No 5 (Weird Al)

    Cats in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)
    Cat's in the Kettle (Weird Al)

    I Want it That Way (Back Street Boys)
    What I Bought on eBay (Weird Al)

    There are more. These are just the favourites in our family.

    Marg
     
  19. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    If they like Weird Al, they should try Richard Cheese. Hysterical.

    Abbey
     
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