DANCING IN THE DARK

Live 29 Aug 2002 version


[Spoken intro:] Yeah, thanks for coming out, thank you for coming out tonight. This is fun, very refreshing, I got on my galoshes (chuckles)... Ah! Wanna do some dancing? (cheers) Give me a tempo Max.

One, two, one two three four

I get up in the evening and I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning, 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

Let's go!
Message just keep getting clearer, radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
I check my look in the mirror, 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
Shake this world off my shoulders, come on baby (come one baby)
Come on baby (come one baby), have a laugh on me

One two three
Stay on the streets of this town and they'll be carving you up alright
They say you gotta stay hungry, hey, 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 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 (this gun's for hire), this gun's for hire (this gun's for hire)
This gun's for hire (this gun's for hire) even if we're just dancing in the dark

Hey baby!

Hey baby! (Hey baby)
Hey baby! (Hey baby)
Hey baby! (Hey baby)
Heyyyyy!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 29 Aug 2002 performance of DANCING IN THE DARK at Hayden Planetarium in New York City, NY, during an open air convert filmed for the MTV Video Music Awards.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were introduced by James Gandolfini and then they performed THE RISING for the MTV cameras before embarking on a private 75-minute concert through the driving rain. In total ten songs were performed.

References

Some of the above info is taken from Brucebase.

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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