Well ever since you were a little girl
You set the rules in your little world
But girls grow up and throw their toys away
You're a big girl now but you still wanna play
(Girl we're living)
You dress them up the way you want to
(Girl we're living)
You make them do just what you want them to
(Girl we're living)
Once I thought we had a love that was true
But I'm just another doll in your dollhouse to you
We're living in a dollhouse
We're living in a dollhouse
Girl we're living in a dollhouse
You may feel safe and sound
But your dollhouse, girl, is falling down

It's all been neatly arranged in your mind
Every detail fits your own design
Every room is perfectly in place
But I can see the sadness, baby, on your face
You had a plan and darling like a child
You thought it's down to fashion, down to style
But your little dreamhouse is runnin' wild
Before your very eyes we're shrinking down to size
We're living in a dollhouse
We're living in a dollhouse
Girl we're living in a dollhouse
You may feel safe and sound
But your dollhouse, girl, is falling down

Everything's as you dreamed it would be
But there's something wrong that you can't see
Room by room you keep looking for some little flaw
A crack somewhere in your dollhouse wall
Something, girl, that will explain away
The hurt you feel, darling, when we play

Your little dolls they got grip on you
Until you're just another doll in your dollhouse too
We're living in a dollhouse
Girl, we're living in a dollhouse
Oh we're living in a dollhouse
We may feel safe and sound
But our dollhouse, girl, is falling down
Oh we're living in a dollhouse
Girl, we're living in a dollhouse
Yeah we're living in a dollhouse



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    General CommentThis song, along with Held Up Without a Gun and TV Movie, are the songs by Springsteen that should have been released as singles and should have been monster radio hits.

    Such a great song. About a young woman that needs to realize she's grown up now and has to acknowledge the real world around her. There lyrics are nowhere near as special as the music. One of my all time Springsteen favorites.
    Pirtyfool22on May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust the title of this song reminds me of a happy time, me and my friend were playing with a dollhouse and i accidently ran over my baby and a little bit of pee was spilt on my dining room carpet funny as!
    XxOATSxXon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love Bruce, obscure rarities, album tracks, concert films/albums, bootlegs and all, but I fucking hate this song xD
    Restless Nights please!
    Tig45on January 31, 2012   Link

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