"Whats This? (Nightmare Before Christmas)" as written by and Danny Elfman....
What's this? What's this?
There's color everywhere
What's this?
There's white things in the air
What's this?
I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming
Wake up, jack, this isn't fair
What's this?

What's this? What's this?
There's something very wrong
What's this?
There's people singing songs

What's this?
The streets are lined with
Little creatures laughing
Everybody seems so happy
Have I possibly gone daffy?
What is this?
What's this?

There are children throwing snowballs
instead of throwing heads
They're busy building toys
And absolutely no one's dead

There's frost on every window
Oh, I can't believe my eyes
And in my bones I feel the warmth
That's coming from inside

Oh, look
What's this?
They're hanging mistletoe, they kiss
Why that looks so unique, inspired
They're gathering around to hear a story
Roasting chestnuts on a fire
What's this?
What's this?

In here they've got a little tree, how queer
And who would ever think
And why?

They're covering it with tiny little things
They've got electric lights on strings
And there's a smile on everyone
So, now, correct me if I'm wrong
This looks like fun
This looks like fun
Oh, could it be I got my wish?
What's this?

Oh my, what now?
The children are asleep
But look, there's nothing underneath
No ghouls, no witches here to scream and scare them
Or ensnare them, only little cozy things
Secure inside their dreamland
What's this?

The monsters are all missing
And the nightmares can't be found
And in their place there seems to be
Good feeling all around

Instead of screams, I swear
I can hear music in the air
The smell of cakes and pies
are absolutely everywhere

The sights, the sounds
They're everywhere and all around
I've never felt so good before
This empty place inside of me is filling up
I simply cannot get enough

I want it, oh, I want it
Oh, I want it for my own
I've got to know
I've got to know
What is this place that I have found?
What is this?


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"What's This?" as written by Danny Elfman

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentI love this cover, she did a really good job of it. And Yes, I love nightmare before christmas.
    flyboy21on January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAmazing...
    iRokkkon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought this cover was horrible, FOB did way better. I love Flyleaf and all, but they did it all wrong. It's too slow.
    follothewiterabiton March 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentomg i love this song and flyleaf performed this song very well xD
    and i dont really like flyleaf the much but they did awesome xD
    i have it as a ringtone ehhee
    i know this who song by heart!
    LeWeirdoon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commenttheir cover in general was really good
    it just doesn't fit the movie
    lovemusicdorkon March 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentif u really listen to it & think about it, i feel like flyleaf's version may b that jack has felt empty & they kinda twist the song in a way that it can b about everyone that's just had stuff going on [monsters & witches, no children screaming in fear] & it's so stange but refreshing to see everyone happy & not scared
    crissa39on June 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhats this? Whats this
    Theres red blood everywhere
    Whats this
    There r guts everywhere
    (Fast Forward)
    Teh smell of Chimichangas is everywhere
    Deadpool_360on June 09, 2016   Link

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