Misunderstood lyrics

Judi Sanders jasanders at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Tue Aug 24 06:47:01 UTC 1999

Kim & Rima McKinzey wrote:

> >> Blinded by the light
> >> Wrapped up like a goose
> >> Another runner in the night

> Thank you all for answering - and it's reassuring to know I wasn't the only
> one being confused.  However, none of the versions make a whole lot of
> sense to me.  Is the deuce referring to the deuce coupe?

Of course the way Manfred Mann sings the song it sounds like douche.
I have a vague memory of some DJ saying that the term "deuce" in this
context meant "pimp."  That could be with the "wrapped up" but
probably not the "revved up" lyrics.  This sense isn't in RHDAS.

Judi Sanders
Dr. Judi Sanders
Professor, Communication
Cal. State Polytechnic U., Pomona
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