Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen

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

Message keeps 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 this world off my shoulders
come on baby this laugh's on me

Stay on the streets of this town
and they'll be carving you up alright
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 '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 baby 

SAY YOUR LAME SHIT ABOUT WHY YOU HATE IT VATTANO

2 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Well this is a very poetic way to express what we all feel inside. What we are all conditioned to feel. Frustrated. Mal content. This dude is aching to be somewhere else. Be doing something else. Be better. But he lacks the ability to take action. All he can do is baste in his own diss ease. Looking to the future for ability to act. The truth is he will act when he acts or he won't. But if he does it will be the right time for him. So why does he stew in frustration every single moment? Cuz he must. He wants to. You can't start a fire without a spark. That's quite true. The fact is he isn't ready for the fire. If he was he would be sparking. The part that is ironic is that if you are living your life constantly wanting to be able to do more and are always berating yourself for not doing what you want to be doing you never get the spark. Only when you accept what is happening at this moment and are okay with it does the paralysis lift. Why should we be okay with it? Because it is what is. That said this is a wonderful expression of that feeling we all have.

Pirate Aggro said...

Yes this is one of my faveorite songs of all time. On one level it is just a dude trying to get a chick in the sack. But on the other it is a poetic song about that frustration of the daily grind. Of wanting something to blast you out of your rut.