DANCING IN THE DARK

Live 26 Jul 1984 version


One, two, three, four

I get up in the evening and I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning, I go to bed feelin' 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 just keep 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, 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
You say you gotta stay hungry, hey now baby, I'm just about starving tonight
I'm dying for some action, I'm sick of sitting 'round here tryin' to write this book
I need a love reaction, come on now baby gimme just one look

Can't start a fire sitting 'round cryin' over a broken heart
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark
Can't start a fire worryin' about your little world fallin' apart
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark
(Even if we're just dancing) even if we're just dancing in the dark
(Even if we're just dancing) even if we're just dancing in the dark
(Even if we're just dancing) even if we're just dancing in the dark
(Even if we're just dancing)
Hey now baby!
Come on, I'm so lonely


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 26 Jul 1984 performance of DANCING IN THE DARK at GNE Grandstand in Toronto, Canada, during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour.

Ticket stub for the 26 Jul 1984 show at GNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada
Ticket stub for the 26 Jul 1984 show at GNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada

Available Versions

List of available versions of DANCING IN THE DARK on this website:

DANCING IN THE DARK [Album version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 26 Jul 1984 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 21 Jun 1985 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 10 May 1988 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 15 Oct 1988 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 10 Jul 1992 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 23 Jul 1992 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 29 Aug 2002 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 16 Oct 2002 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 14 Jun 2003 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 04 Oct 2003 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 01 Nov 2016 version]
DANCING IN THE DARK [Live 07 Nov 2016 version]

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