DANCING IN THE DARK

Live 23 Jul 1992 version


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, 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, 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 the world on my shoulder, come on baby have a laugh on me

Stay on the streets of this town and they'll be carving you up alright
You say you gotta stay hungry, yeah baby, I'm just about starving tonight
Dying for some action, sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book
I need a love reaction, 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
Even if we're just dancing, sing! (Even if we're just dancing in the dark)
Even if we're just dancing, let me hear you! (Even if we're just dancing in the dark)
Even if we're just dancing (Even if we're just dancing in the dark)

Hey baby


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 23 Jul 1992 performance of DANCING IN THE DARK at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during World Tour 1992-1993. The song was played in an acoustic arrangement. The parts between parentheses are sung by the crowd.

Ticket stub for the 23 Jul 1992 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 23 Jul 1992 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

This was the first of an eleven-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena.

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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