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Chapter03-JacksLament-018

"Jack's Lament" is a song from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is sung by Jack Skellington, who is tired of celebrating Halloween and wants to experience something else.

Lyrics Edit

There are few 

who'd deny that what I do, 

I am the best


For my talents are 

renowned far and wide


When it comes to surprises 

in the moonlit night, 

I excel without ever even trying


With the slightest 

little effort of my ghostlike charm 

I have seen grown 

men give out a shriek


With the wave of my hand 

and a well placed moan, 

I have swept the very 

bravest off their feet


Yet year after year, it's the same routine and 

I grow so weary of the sound of screams


And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King, 

have grown 

so tired of the same old thing


Oh somewhere deep inside of these bones, 

an emptiness began to grow


There's something out there far from my home 

a longing that I've never known


I'm a master of fright, 

and a demon of light and 

I'll scare you right out of your pants


To a guy in Kentucky, 

I'm Mr. Unlucky and 

I'm known throughout 

England and France


And since I am dead I can take off my 

head to recite Shakespearean quotations


No animal nor man can scream like 

I can with the fury of my recitations


But who here would ever understand that the 

Pumpkin King with the skeleton grin 

would tire of his crown


If they only understood he'd 

give it all up if he only could.


Oh there's an empty place in my bones 

that calls out for something unknown


The fame and praise come year after year 

does nothing for these empty tears.

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