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

from Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His life is almost comical; he’s aging and watching all of his dreams just fade away. He has resolve to move forward, but feels the stinging sensation of life passing him by.

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