A: Probably the most misheard lyric of all-time comes from the chorus of the song ‚ÄúBlinded by the Light,‚ÄĚ popularized in 1976 by Manfred Mann‚Äôs Earth Band. We hear: ‚ÄúBlinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche into the rotor in the night.‚ÄĚ Obviously, it‚Äôs the use of the word douche that catches everyone‚Äôs attention. How does a douche get wrapped up, you wonder, and what‚Äôs it doing inside a rotor?
Ah, but here‚Äôs the rub. The lyric is actually written: ‚ÄúBlinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.‚ÄĚ Believe it or not, Deuce is actually ‚Äė60s slang for a 1932 Ford, or a ‚Äúdeuce coupe,‚ÄĚ which explains why it can be revved up and run. Even more unbelievable, however, is the fact that this infamous lyric was actually penned by none other than Bruce Springsteen and performed on his debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park. Of course, the Boss probably had a curious reaction the first time he heard his deuce coupe suddenly transformed into a feminine hygiene product.