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Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 15, 2004

In Reply to: 6 Tricky Song Lyrics posted by ESC on June 15, 2004

: My new favorite magazine - mental_floss -- 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