Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Singing along with Manfred Man’s version of Blinded By The Light on the way home from the hardware store:

She was blinded by the light
Wreck up like a douche under the rover of the night
Blinded by the light
Wreck up like a douche under the rover of the night

Some silicone sister with a man of Jemister
Told me I got what it takes
She said, “I’ll turn you all son into something strong
With a teenage coffee break.”

What? That’s not how you sing it?

This is one of the few pop-culture mysteries I haven’t tried to solve by looking it up on the internet. I looked up the words to songs like Elton John’s Bennie and the Jets because I never heard anything that sounded like words in the first place, except for the title. And I looked up the words to songs like Paul Simon’s All Around The World because we just had to know if he was really saying “Well the lights go up and the lights go down, Elvis is a watermelon” (he wasn’t – it was “ever since the watermelon,” of course).

But I’ll never look up the words to Blinded By The Light because the words I learned are the words I want to stay with me the rest of my life. I mean, if “calliope crashed to the ground” isn’t in there, I don’t want to know it. That’s one of the most awesome mental pictures ever.

(No, I have no idea what a man of Jemister would be. Somebody from a very exotic country, possibly in the middle east, or perhaps he works for a mysterious government agency.)

blinded | 10:57 am CST
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