That's what Manfred Mann is singing.
The real song goes:
Yeah s/he was blinded by the light
Cut loose like a deuce
Another runner in the night
I going to have to stop you right there. That song has arguably the greatest lyrics in music."Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna man you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe".
If you compare a thing with a similar sort of thing it's not a simile. Saying a mountain looks like another mountain ain't simile. Sorry.
And symbolism? I don't think so
The people defending this as simile are not taking it as a comparison to another literal mountain, but as a mythological seat of the gods.If you're going to try and capture the majesty and imperiousness of a mountain, you wouldn't compare it to another, smaller mountain.
It's a clumsy, pretentious, ill conceived and poorly executed line.
If I brought something like that to my band I would be shot with balls of my own cack.