BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Live 25 Jun 2005 version


[Spoken:] Especially for midsummers, and Stockholm!

Well, madmen drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
Yeah, in the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
Yeah, with a boulder on my shoulder, I was feelin' kinda older, well, I tripped the merry-go-round
And with this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing, yeah, the calliope crashed to the ground
Some all-hot half-shot was headin' for the hot spot snappin' his fingers clappin' his hands,
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, 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, she's gonna make it alright

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

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

Some silicone sister with her manager's mister, yeah, 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"
Well, 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
Yeah, and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent some dude with a calling card, he said, "Do what
you like, but don't do it here"
Well then I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground
And asked him which was the way back home
He said, "Take a right at the light, keep goin' straight until night, yeah, and then, boys, you're on your own"

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

Well, he was blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
Yeah, 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
Ooh, yeah
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded, I was blinded
I was blinded, I was blinded
I was blinded, I was blinded
I was blinded


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 25 Jun 2005 performance of BLINDED BY THE LIGHT at Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was played solo on acoustic guitar.

Poromotional poster for the 23 Jun 2005 show at Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, and the 25 Jun 2005 show at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Poromotional poster for the 23 Jun 2005 show at Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, and the 25 Jun 2005 show at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Ticket stub for the 25 Jun 2005 show at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Ticket stub for the 25 Jun 2005 show at Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
(Thanks Timmy Peterson)

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BLINDED BY THE LIGHT on this website:

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Album version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 09 Jan 1973 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 02 Mar 1973 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 31 Oct 1973 (late show) version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 06 Jan 1974 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 26 Jun 1993 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 22 Apr 1996 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 23 Oct 1999 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 18 Aug 2001 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 20 Feb 2003 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 06 Aug 2003 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 04 Apr 2005 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 25 Jun 2005 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 11 Nov 2006 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 31 Jul 2008 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 22 Nov 2009 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 15 Apr 2014 version]
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Manfred Mann's Earth Band's cover version]

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