DANCING IN THE DARK

Live 10 May 1988 version


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Hey Roy! Come on man
Eh one two three four
I come home...

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, so!
[Crowd:] You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark

Come on now yeahhh yeah yeah
Alright!

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, sugar I just know that there is

[Crowd:] You can't start a fire
Hey!
[Crowd:] You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark

Come on now yeah yeah
???
Say!

You sit around getting older, there's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
I'll shake the world off my shoulders, come on baby have a laugh on me

Stay on the streets of this town and they'll be carving you up alright
They say you gotta stay hungry baby, well 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

You 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
You 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 in the dark
Hey!
Even if we're just dancing in the dark girl
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Sometimes I feel, I get feeling so lonely
I can't see no sunshine, woah la la la seek this way
Fill me with bad ideas, heyyy
And the tears of ???, na nanana nana
But that's when I wanna reach out to somebody
That's gonna help me dance my troubles away baby
Now I just wanna say "heyyy come on now pretty baby"

She's got the moves!


Info

The above lyrics are for live 10 May 1988 performance of DANCING IN THE DARK at Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, MN, during the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour. On this tour, Springsteen replaced the "come on baby this laugh's on me" lyrics with "come on baby have a laugh on me".

Request

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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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