Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. cover art
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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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Ester Dean, Tor Erik Hermansen, Maureen Anne Mcdonald, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Robyn R. Fenty
    album: Track 11 in album Born in the U.S.A.
    release date: 1984-6-4
    popularity : 751 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Garage Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:04
    producer: Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin and Steven Van Zandt
    lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    recorded by: Toby Scott
    organ: Danny Federici
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    saxophone & percussion: Clarence Clemons
    drumset: Max Weinberg
    bass guitar: Garry Tallent
    synthesizer & piano: Roy Bittan
    assistant engineer: Bruce Lampcov, John R. Davenport, Jeff Hendrickson, Billy Straus and Zoë Yanakas
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074643865326
    script: Latin