Dancing in the Dark

I get up in the evening, and I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the moring, I 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
(Chorus)
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 keeps getting clearer, radio's on and I'm moving round the place
I check myself out in the mirror I wanna change my clothes my hair my face
Man I ain't getting nowhere just sitting in a dump like this
There's something happening somewhere baby I just know that there is

(Chorus)

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 baby this laughs on me
Stay on the streets of this town and they'll be carving you up alright
They say you got to 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 give me just one look

(Chorus)

Hey baby!
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Notes

One of Bruce's biggest hits. In 1984 it was remixed by Arthur Baker and released as a maxi single.

Chords

Live history

"Dancing in the Dark" has been performed live a total of 1002 times.
First known performance:
1984-05-26, Asbury Park, NJ
unannounced
Last known performance:
2018-12-08, New York, NY
Springsteen on Broadway

Release history

Total releases: 12
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Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark, single, 1984
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Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA, album, 1984-06-04
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Bruce Springsteen, Greatest Hits, compilation, 1995-02-28
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Bruce Springsteen, Video Anthology 1978-2000, movie, 2001
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live in Barcelona, movie, 2003
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen, compilation, 2003-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits, compilation, 2009-01-13
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greatest Hits, compilation, 2009-06-01
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, London Calling: Live in Hyde Park, movie, 2010-06-22
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Bruce Springsteen, Collection 1973-2012, compilation, 2013-03-12
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition), compilation, 2015-10-16
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Bruce Springsteen, Springsteen on Broadway, live, 2018-12-14