Posted by Lotg on June 15, 2004
In Reply to: #6 posted by Bruce Kahl on June 15, 2004
: : My new favorite magazine - mental_floss -- http://www.mentalfloss.com/ has an article this month (July/August 2004, Page 28-31) that may be of interest: "6 Tricky Song Lyrics You'll Never Get Wrong Again." The lyrics and what they mean are listed for:
: : 1. That "Leonard Bernstein" section of "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I feel Fine): by R.E.M., 1987.
: : 2. That weird last line of "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies, 1998.
: : 3. Some of the garbled lines in "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash, 1982.
: : 4. Some lines from that middle part of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, 1975.
: : 5. What about that "hippotamus of love" or whatever in "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band?
: : 6. The granddaddy of them all: What the heck is that "douche" line in "Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 1976?
: It is "deuce", not "douche":
: 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
Yes Bruce, you're my hero. You have no idea how much time my brain has chewed up mulling over this damned line, trying to figure out what the hell it is. Ah well, perhaps you do. And there's another one that has the same effect, yet, I can't believe that at the moment, I just can't think of it.... but it will come to me, probably at the most inconvenient time.