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Jack Skellington – Jack's Lament lyrics

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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    Daniel Schetrompf
    This song is about the monotony that one feels when they are unable to do what they truly want to do and are basically forced to do what they're good at even if they don't enjoy it. It could also be an allusion to the separation in classes or caste. Seen in this light, it could be a song about a poor man who is really good at living on the streets and living without money but still wishes that he didn't have to.
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    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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  • u
    it means that Jack, the pumpkin kings tired of Halloween and wants to explore something new. I totally get him because he looks like he's 150 and it must get really boring. But everybody likes doing the same routine so nobody can understand him.Sadly. Sally can but she's way too shy to tell Jack that she has the hots for him. I guess she just wants him to figure it other words..........WATCH THE MOVIE!!!!! Trust me it's worth it. I first watched it a year ago but boy, I don't know how I lived without it.I don't want to spoil too much but hey, it's written it on the title.Christmas. He's going to try to steal Christmas! Cool, right??? I made you, dear Reader( or reader S ) a bonus
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  • u
    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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