Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen

January 13, 2022

Today’s song is “Dancing In The Dark” by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. 

Here are some fun facts about the song and Springsteen. 

Song Facts: 

  • American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen recorded the hit song “Dancing In The Dark” in February of 1984.
  • Bruce Springsteen was nicknamed “The Boss” by fans.
  • He was born Fredrick Joseph Springsteen on September 23, 1949.
  • Springsteen started his music career as a member of the E Street Band. He recorded his first solo album in 1982.
  • “Dancing In The Dark” was the first single released from Springsteen’s most popular solo album, Born in The USA. Springsteen’s most successful album was Born in The USA, which was released in 1984.
  • The song sold over one million singles in the United States.
  • It stayed at the number two spot on the Billboard charts for 4 weeks.
  • The song rose to popularity in Australia in 1984, where it became the highest-selling single of the year.
  • The video for the song featured Courtney Cox. It won The MTV award for Best Stage Performance.
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed “Dancing In The Dark” in the list of 500 songs that helped shape American rock-and-roll history.

(Genius)

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

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

Messages keep getting clearer

Radio’s on, and I’m moving ’round my 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 this world off my shoulders

Come on, baby, the laugh’s on me

Stay on the streets of this town

And they’ll be carving you up all right

They say, “You gotta stay hungry”

Hey, baby, I’m just about starving tonight

I’m dying for some action

I’m sick of sitting around here trying to write this book

I need a love reaction

Come on now, baby, give me 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

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