Surely you remember the Manfred Mann mid-70s hit “Blinded By the Light.” It’s a pretty nifty song, with an earworm-inducing hook.
But the rest of the lyrics are unintelligible. It doesn’t really matter, because it’s so catchy. But no, that second line is not “wrapped up like a douche”—although it sounds for all the world like the lead singer is saying exactly that:
The actual lyrics are here, but knowing them won’t help a lot in figuring out what the song is about. The song is about the song, that’s what it’s about.
But I didn’t know, until I did some research for this post, that it was written by Bruce Springsteen and performed by him on his very first studio album. When he sang it, that second line of the chorus was “cut loose” instead of “revved up.” His version didn’t just have a few different words, though, as you’ll see; the tone was very different, too. The same armature was there, but the clay he built up around it made a figure that’s almost unrecognizable.
This was back when Springsteen was considered a contender in the “who’s most like Bob Dylan?” sweepstakes:
Springsteen’s answer as to what the lyrics were about was, “the rhyming dictionary was on fire.”
[NOTE: Here's a funny song by Loudon Wainwright III about what it was like to be one of those Bob Dylan clones, what he calls Dylan's "dumbass kid brothers." The verse in question starts at 1:23:
Some more trivia about "Blinded By the Light"---when former-Anita-Hill-bashing David Brock wrote his political right-to-left "change" book, he borrowed from the song to title it Blinded By the Right.]