Prove It All Night
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


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I've been working real hard, trying to get my hands clean
We'll drive that dusty road from Monroe to Angeline
To buy you a gold ring and pretty dress of blue
Baby just one kiss will get these things for you
A kiss to seal our fate tonight

A kiss to prove it all night
Prove it all night
Girl there's nothing else that we can do
So prove it all night
Prove it all night
And girl I'll prove it all night for you

Everybody's got a hunger, a hunger they can't resist
There's so much that you want, you deserve much more than this
But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice
But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight
Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price

Prove it all night
Prove it all night
Prove it all night girl and call the bluff
We'll prove it all night
Prove it all night
Girl I'll prove it all night for your love

Baby, tie your hair back in a long white bow
Meet me in the fields out behind the dynamo
You hear their voices telling you not to go
They've made their choices and they'll never know
What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie
What it's like to live and die

Prove it all night
Prove it all night
Girl there's nothing else that we can do
So prove it all night
Prove it all night
And girl I'll prove it all night for you

I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night




I'll prove it all night
I'll prove it all night

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Prove It All Night" by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band speak about a man who is deeply in love with his partner and is willing to do anything to prove it. The opening lines express his desire to cleanse his hands after working hard, perhaps symbolizing his efforts to become a better person to make his relationship work. The couple plans to travel from Monroe to Angeline, with the man intending to buy a gold ring and a pretty blue dress for his lover. He believes that one kiss can seal their fate and make all those things come true. The repetition of "Prove it all night" highlights the idea that he seeks to prove his love to his partner continuously.


The lyrics then delve into the idea of hunger, not merely physical but emotional. The man acknowledges that everyone has a deep hunger that they cannot ignore. He encourages his lover to take what she wants, despite the price she might have to pay for it. The lines "this ain't no dream we're living through tonight" suggest that the man understands that they may face obstacles in their relationship. Nonetheless, he is ready to "call the bluff" and prove his love for her in front of anyone.


The song's end portrays a romantic scene where the couple plans to meet in the fields behind the dynamo. Despite other people trying to convince her not to go, the man asks her to be brave, steal the moment, and be with him. Overall, "Prove It All Night" shows a man's determination to prove his love to his partner and face any obstacle that comes their way.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been working real hard, trying to get my hands clean
I have been tirelessly striving to amend my wrongdoings.


We'll drive that dusty road from Monroe to Angeline
We will undertake the journey from one place to another.


To buy you a gold ring and pretty dress of blue
I'll purchase a shiny ring and a beautiful blue dress just for you.


Baby just one kiss will get these things for you
A mere exchange of a kiss will make all this possible.


A kiss to seal our fate tonight
A kiss that signifies our destiny, a kiss of love binding us forever.


A kiss to prove it all night
The said kiss will serve as a concrete proof of our love throughout the night.


Girl there's nothing else that we can do
We have no other choice left for tonight.


So prove it all night
Let's prove our love by taking decisive action.


Girl I'll prove it all night for you
I will go to any extent to prove my love for you tonight.


Everybody's got a hunger, a hunger they can't resist
All of us have an insatiable need and desire that cannot be ignored.


There's so much that you want, you deserve much more than this
You deserve far better than what you have right now.


But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice
If only our dreams could actually get fulfilled, it would be quite wonderful.


But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight
However, this isn't just a dream; we are living through this reality tonight.


Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price
If you desire something, then you must take responsibility and face the consequences.


Prove it all night girl and call the bluff
Let's prove our love tonight and expose any doubts as baseless lies.


Baby, tie your hair back in a long white bow
Let your long hair be tied in a beautiful white bow.


Meet me in the fields out behind the dynamo
Let us rendezvous in the fields that lie beyond the dynamo.


You hear their voices telling you not to go
As you hear the voices cautioning you against going.


They've made their choices and they'll never know
They've decided their course and can't comprehend our choices.


What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie
They will never understand the consequences of deceit, theft, and deception.


What it's like to live and die
They can never comprehend the joys and sorrows of life and death.


I'll prove it all night
I'll prove my love for you throughout the night.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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HinjuRock

Bruce is a very underrated lead guitarist. He's not very technically skilled, but his playing just oozes raw emotion and soul and his choice of notes is perfect.

HinjuRock

@PGM1

Well, it's true - he plays pretty simple stuff and clearly doesn't have much technique when it comes to solos, but he puts his heart and soul into his solos and has great feel and sense of melody.

PGM1

Not very technically skilled ?
Jeez. What a comment!

Joseph m

This reminds me of Keith

HinjuRock

@Jay Mccarthy

He probably doesn't have the fretboard knowledge to play more complex solos, as in knowing the diatonic modes or at least the 5 positions of the pentatonic scale. He seems to know two or three pentatonic box positions though, and a few passing tones.

HinjuRock

@Jay Mccarthy

Yes, I know what you mean - I've been playing guitar for 37 years 😎

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John Kellogg

This absolutely kills the studio version for me, like I can't even listen to the studio version. I wish this version was Spotify so I could jam to it driving down the highway. Absolutely amazing.

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