Dancing in the Dark Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ester Dean, Tor Erik Hermansen, Maureen Anne Mcdonald, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Robyn R. Fenty
album: No. 9 track in album Born in the U.S.A.
release date: 1984-6-4
popularity : 1647 users have visited this page.
length: 4:04
assistant engineer: John R. Davenport, Jeff Hendrickson, Bruce Lampcov, Zoë Yanakas, Billy Straus
percussion: Clarence Clemons
synthesizer: Roy Bittan
bass guitar: Garry Tallent
piano: Roy Bittan
organ: Danny Federici
guitar: Bruce Springsteen
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
drumset: Max Weinberg
mix: Bob Clearmountain
producer: Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin, Steven Van Zandt, Jon Landau
recording: Toby Scott
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen

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I get up in the evening
And I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired
Man I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Message keeps getting clearer
Radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
I check my look in the mirror
I want to change my clothes, my hair, my face
Man I ain't getting nowhere
I'm just living in a dump like this
There's something happening somewhere
Baby I just know that there is

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

You sit around getting older
There's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
I'll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on baby this laugh's on me

Stay on the streets of this town
And they'll be carving you up alright
They say you gotta stay hungry
Hey baby I'm just about starving tonight
I'm dying for some action
I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book
I need a love reaction
Come on now baby gimme just one look

You can't start a fire sitting 'round crying over a broken heart
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
You can't start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
Hey baby...

Track Listing

  • 1 Born in the U.S.A.
  • 2 Cover Me
  • 3 Darlington County
  • 4 Working on the Highway
  • 5 Downbound Train
  • 6 I’m on Fire
  • 7 No Surrender
  • 8 Bobby Jean
  • 9 I’m Goin’ Down
  • 10 Glory Days
  • 11 Dancing in the Dark
  • 12 My Hometown