"Tears To Shed" as written by John Meise August and Danny Elfman....
What does that wispy little brat have
That you don't have double?
She can't hold a candle
To the beauty of your smile

How about a pulse?

Overrated by a mile
Overvalued, overblown
If he only knew
The you that we do

And that silly little creature
Isn't wearing his ring
And she doesn't play piano
Or dance, or sing
No she doesn't compare

But she still breaths air

Who cares?
Unimportant, overrated
Overblown, if only he could see
How special you can be
If he only knew the you that we do

If I touch a burning candle
I can feel no pain
If you cut me with a knife
It's still the same

And I know her heart is beating
And I know that I am dead
Yet the pain here that I feel
Try and tell me it's not real
And it seems I still have a tear to shed

The sole redeeming feature
From that little creature
Is that she's alive, overrated
Overblown, everybody knows
That's just a temporary state
Which is cured very quickly
When we meet our fate

Who cares?
Unimportant, overrated
Overblown, if only he could see
How special you can be
If he only knew the you that we do

If I touch a burning candle
I can feel no pain
In the ice or in the sun
It's all the same

Yet I feel my heart is aching
Thou it doesn't beat, it's breaking
And the pain here that I feel
Try and tell me it's not real
I know that I am dead
Yet it seems I still have
Some tears to shed

Lyrics submitted by Vampaneze_LORDESS, edited by JAvenDavis

"Tears to Shed" as written by Danny Elfman John Meise August

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    General CommentWhen I entered this I kept the maggot and spider together so only Emily has her own parts....I love this song though. Mostly Emily's parts though
    Vampaneze_LORDESSon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fave song in the movie (corpse bride) its sooo deep and pretty i lik emily way better than victoria..i feel sorry 4 emily though :( she's so sad but its over a guy that she doesnt even know..actually thats pretty but still unreal but i luv this song anyways...THANX 4 PUTTIN THIS HERE!!!
    .::.tralalalala.::.on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthee,hee. i soooo agree with .::.tralalalala.::.!! it such an awesome song. i like how in a kids movie they have a song this deep.
    Bellatrix**L.on February 08, 2006   Link
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    .::.tralalalala.::.on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. And you won't hear me say that very often. I felt sorta' ripped off when I went to see it....well, maybe not. The ticket was three bucks. But I didn't agree with the ending. Victor should've died and been with Emily, but I don't blame Emily for making the choice. It was all for the right reasons.
    forever.not.yourson April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree... Victoria was inlove with Victor first. Even though it was a plained merrage they fell inlove all the same. And were meant to be together. Emily was right at the end... She was inlove and her dreams were taken... We all kno in life that not all of us get our happy ending... But Emily proved her love at the end especially because she wanted to see Victor and Victoria together and happy... But bak to the song... This was my favorite song from the movie. Even though she was dead, her heart still hurt... I do wish that Emily could have been with someone at the end, she deserved someone to love her. But sometimes we have to be the bridesmaid, and never the bride....
    JennY_StaRon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe was in love, but it might not have been the right love. It was probably a masked love because Emily was a little desperate for the right person. Victor also had a not-so-right love for Emily. That was because he felt that he should be with Emily even though he does not truely love her. I still think that Victoria should've gone with big chin to teacher her parents a lesson about marrying her off just to get out of debt.
    forever.not.yourson May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe movie rocks! i've watched it a thousand times and it's fantastic!!!emily is desperate and she feels pain cause she realised that Victor loves Victoria (the alive bride) and not her. so she makes a compare between life and death. "if i touch a burning candle i can feel no pain" the dead people can't feel body pain. but they still have a heart, that can break any moment. i loved emily, she's so sympathetic. emily loved victor but victor didn't...i like it when the spider and the worm say "everybody knows it's a temporary state" that's right. we will not be alive 4 ever, and we have overvalued life. we have to live every day and to face death as a new adventure! so c' mon!
    4everinloveon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteven though she's dead, she's so sad she somehow has tears left to shed. how much more depressing can a song be? heh.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 06:57AM

    delialon September 13, 2006   Link

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