Brilliant Disguise Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

Brilliant Disguise Lyrics
I hold you in my arms
As the band plays
What are those words whispered baby
Just as you turn away
I saw you last night
Out on the edge of town
I wanna read your mind
To know just what I've got in
This new thing I've found
So tell me what I see
When I look in your eyes
Is that you baby
Or just a brilliant disguise

I heard somebody call your name
From underneath our willow
I saw something tucked in shame
Underneath your pillow
Well I've tried so hard baby
But I just can't see
What a woman like you
Is doing with me
So tell me who I see
When I look in your eyes
Is that you baby
Or just a brilliant disguise

Now look at me baby
Struggling to do everything right
And then it all falls apart
When out go the lights
I'm just a lonely pilgrim
I walk this world in wealth
I wanna if it's you I don't trust
'Cause I damn sure don't trust myself

Now you play the loving woman
I'll play the faithful man
But just don't look too close
Into the palm of my hand
We stood at the altar
The gypsy swore our future was right
But come the wee wee hours
Well maybe baby the gypsy lied
So when you look at me
You better look hard and look twice
Is that me baby
Or just a brilliant duisguise

Tonight our bed is cold
I'm lost in the darkness of our love
God have mercy on the man
Who doubts what he's sure of

Brilliant Disguise Info:

• The song is about confusion, jealousy and anxiety about whether the singer's wife has become a stranger to him. And the masks people wear to hide these dark emotions

• 'Brilliant Disguise' was recorded in Springsteen's home studio, Thrill Hill East, between January-May 1987

• The music video was directed by Meiert Avis, was a single shot without edits and considered groundbreaking for MTV at the time

• This was the only song from the Tunnel Of Love album that was included on Springsteen's 1995 Greatest Hits album.

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