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Condo detail, Yonge & College Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canon 50d

Featured in Skylines & Cityscapes Group March 2010
Featured in Shapes & Patterns Group March 2010
Featured in Around The World Group March 2010

blinded by the light

Bruce Springsteen : Blinded By The Light

Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin’ kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round
With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing, the calliope crashed to the ground
Some all-hot half-shot was headin’ for the hot spot, snappin’ his fingers, clappin’ his hands
And some fleshpot mascot was tied into a lover’s knot with a whatnot in her hand
And now young Scott with a slingshot finally found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
And some bloodshot forget-me-not whispers, “Daddy’s within earshot, save the buckshot, turn up the band”

And she was blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
She got down but she never got tight, but she’ll make it alright

Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the East
He says, “Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that’s where they expect it least”
And some new-mown chaperone was standin’ in the corner all alone, watchin’ the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin’ with his frozen zone to remind him of the feeling of romance

Yeah, he was blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
He got down but he never got tight, but he’s gonna make it tonight

Some silicone sister with her manager’s mister told me I got what it takes
She said, “I’ll turn you on, sonny, to something strong if you play that song with the funky break”
And Go-Cart Mozart was checkin’ out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside
And little Early-Pearly came by in her curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
Oh, some hazard from Harvard was skunked on beer, playin’ backyard bombardier
Yes, and Scotland Yard was trying hard, they sent some dude with a calling card, he said, “Do what you like, but don’t do it here”
Well, I jumped up, turned around, spit in the air, fell on the ground and asked him which was the way back home
He said, “Take a right at the light, keep goin’ straight until night, and then, boy, you’re on your own”
And now in Zanzibar, a shootin’ star was ridin’ in a side car, hummin’ a lunar tune
Yes, and the avatar said, “Blow the bar but first remove the cookie jar, we’re gonna teach those boys to laugh too soon”
And some kidnapped handicap was complainin’ that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night
Well, I unsnapped his skull cap and between his ears I saw a gap but figured he’d be all right

He was just blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun
Oh, but Mama, that’s where the fun is
I was blinded
I was blinded
I was blinded

I’m a chef by trade and a photographer by heart. I like Mountain Biking, Canon Gear, The Clash and Lemon Meringue Pie


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  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesalmost 5 years ago

    Please VIEW LARGE

  • anne reeskamp
    anne reeskampalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Russ ! The light is making it wonderfully mysterious ! :-))

  • Thank you Anne :~}

    – Russ Styles

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdalmost 5 years ago

    Well spotted and captured Russ.

  • Good on ya matey for dropping in. Thanx for the comments.

    – Russ Styles

  • ArtSlut
    ArtSlutalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thank you

    – Russ Styles

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Russ

  • Cheers Ray.

    – Russ Styles

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacalmost 5 years ago

    love the patterns!

  • Thanx Gerry…I’m pleased.

    – Russ Styles

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool mister! Well seen and captured!


  • Cheers Debra…

    – Russ Styles

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    Just love the lines and shapes wonderfully captured. : )

  • Thank you very much Karen…

    – Russ Styles

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic lines in this. It actually look like two gears working together to me…. I like the perspective….and of course…love Bruce.

  • Cheers Tania, I thought the same thing when I uploaded it….Glad you like it (and THE BOSS…)

    – Russ Styles

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Great sond choice to go with this fantastic shot! Cool composition!

  • Cheers Kim..

    – Russ Styles

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