Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In the Dark - London 2013




"Dancing in the Dark" is a song written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. Adding uptempo synthesizer riffs to his sound for the first time, the song spent four weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over one million singles in the U.S. It was the first single released from his 1984 album, Born in the U.S.A., and became his biggest hit, helping the album become the best-selling album of his career.


"Dancing in the Dark" was also successful worldwide, becoming Australia's highest-selling single of 1984 (despite peaking at number five on the Kent Music Report), peaking at number one in Belgium and the Netherlands, and charting within the top 10 in seven other countries.


The song is listed among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.






Lyrics



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 wanna 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, the laugh's on me


Stay on the streets of this town

And they'll be carving you up all right

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