Who Sang Spanish Dancer? Patti Scialfa

Patti Scialfa Rumble Doll cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Jazz Rock Pop
Style: Soft Rock
length: 4:51
producer: Mike Campbell and Bruce Springsteen
vocal: Patti Scialfa
Some other versions of "Spanish Dancer"

Lyrics
Written by: Patti Scialfa

Oh mama there's this Spanish dancer
Whose steps I follow when he comes near
The red dress of temptation
Over a long black slip of fear
Will I fall beneath the shadow
Of some broken cross
My arms emptied and all my treasures lost
Still like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in

Oh mama the bridges were burning
Over a river black and cold
But I walked when love commanded me
Up to the edges of his soul
But I'm still frightened of that dark divide
Will I gain entrance or be denied
Still like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in

Oh mama when you were a young girl
Did you ever love a man so much
As if he were some fantastic jewel
That you should never be worthy of
But all those illusions strip and fall
And he is just a man after all
And just like that Spanish dancer
I throw my roses down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in
Just like that Spanish dancer
I throw my rose down for him
Across these beds of darkness
He opens his arms and gathers them in
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I
Just like that Spanish dancer I

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rumble Doll
  • 2 Come Tomorrow
  • 3 In My Imagination
  • 4 Valerie
  • 5 As Long as I (Can Be With You)
  • 6 Big Black Heaven
  • 7 Loves Glory
  • 8 Lucky Girl
  • 9 Charm Light
  • 10 Baby Don’t
  • 11 Talk to Me Like the Rain
  • 12 Spanish Dancer

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644422320
    script: Latin