DANCING IN THE DARK

Live 07 Nov 2016 version


[Spoken intro:] Alright. Hmm, tomorrow you're the spark.

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

Can't start a fire, can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark

Message keep getting clearer, radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
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 there is

Can't start a fire, can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark

Sit around getting older, there's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
Shake the world off my shoulders, come on baby have a laugh on me

Stay on the streets of this town, they'll be carving you up alright
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 Philly

[Spoken outro:] Thanks a lot. Let's get out there and vote tomorrow.


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 07 Nov 2016 performance of DANCING IN THE DARK at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, during the only Hillary Clinton 2016 election rally on which Bruce Springsteen appeared. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar arrangement.

In 2016, Bruce Springsteen appeared on only election rally for U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on the eve of the election. Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and harmonica, Springsteen performed a three-song set at the rally.

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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