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There are few who'd deny, at 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 charms...
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 tired... of the sound of screams
And I, JACK! the Pumpkin King...
Have grown so tired, of the same old thing

Ohhhh, 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 Mister 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 his 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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    UnregisteredDec 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    I really love this song. It is my favorite part of the movie. I think this means he is growing tired of the same routine every year. He wants to give up being the king of Halloween but no one would understand. Everyone loves doing the old routine and are so used to it... That they don't care. But sense Jack is a bit curious he wants to explore a little more. He is tired of the same Halloween. I mean. I would agree. It's basically the same thing. Year after year. It pretty much says it all in the lyrics. But I really love this song and this part of the movie. One of my favorite movies.
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2014 at 8:56 am
    Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king of Halloween town when he got so depressed about doing the same routine every year after year. Everyone didn't get tired of doing the same routine but Jack was they wouldn't understand how tired was Jack of their routine until Jack discovered Christmas land and decided to be Sandy Claws (Santa Claus I mean but I m sticking to the movie) and decided to take Sandy's place and be the new Sandy Claws so that everyone can have something new to do as Jack arrived home he called a town meeting and explained in his little discovery he was looking for logical way to explain this Christmas thing until he finally got it but the wrong answer. In the line " This year Christmas will be ours!" He was going to take over and told Oogie Boogie's henchmen to kidnap Sandy Claws (Why am I saying the name they called Santa Claus?!) as they brought Sandy (-Flips table-) Lock decided to bring them to Oogie so he take they whole thing over as Sally wanted to rescue Santa (That s much better.) but failed Oogie sucked the both Santa and Sally and rolled the dice when he got sneakers but cheated but he beated the table and changed it to 11 (he S such A cheater!) until he didn't hear a splash and when he flipped the table Jack appeared (I kinda like the pose in his entrance though) until they had war and guess who won jack woo hoo!
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    UnregisteredOct 20, 2013 at 1:48 am
    This song is about a skeleton named Jack who really wants to stop watching people getting scared off their pants. He also really wants to stop reciting boring Shakespearian quotes. Oh, and he also wants to stop wearing a crown. Jack also is tired of scaring Kentucky people and French people etc... So he goes to sleep. He also doesn't want to hear screaming anymore. And he is talking about how somewhere in his bones it's empty. Then he talks about how there are places beside his own home.
    Ok, if you want to get this, you have to read the lyrics first. :) I'm not stupid, I'm trying to make people laugh. Haha.

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