Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann, Bruce Springsteen

I have always known the song Blinded by the Light to be performed by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, but I learned last night that the song was originally written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. I had a hard time believing that Springsteen would write lyrics like this, but I looked it up, and it’s true.

Here’s the version I’ve always known: