Go-cart Mozart: Blinded by the Light’s Nonsense Lyrics

Go-cart Mozart: Blinded by the Light’s Nonsense Lyrics

Yes, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band made this song famous but it was originally written by Bruce Springsteen, of all people.

Even though The Boss couldn’t make this song a hit himself, my main point, here,  is the really really interesting lyrical content, which seems to just be a jumbling of fun words that might also rhyme. This is not an uncommon occurrence in popular music, but the lyrics here often refer to people – an interesting cast of characters to say the least. It reads like Alice in Wonderland.

In order of appearance:

  • Madman drummers bummers
  • Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
  • Silicone sister with a manager mister
  • Go-cart Mozart was checkin’ out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
  • Little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
  • Brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
  • New-mown chaperone was standin’ in the corner
  • Fresh-sown moonstone was messin’ with his frozen zone
  • Scott with a slingshot finially found a tender spot
  • Some bloodshot forget-me-not said daddy’s within earshot


On a side note, Manfred Mann is the keyboardist in the band. The guy who does the sweet chopsticks solo.