"Jack's Lament" as written by and Danny Elfman....
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 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 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 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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"Jack's Lament" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentThe imagery in this song is stunning, absolutely stunning. Combined with the animation of the movie and Danny Elfman's voice, it is haunting and beautiful.
    our_hearts_desireon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOhmygoooooood i love this song so much, dannys voice is so good. Especially as he goes into singing 'oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones..'
    Love all of danny elfmans music! The edward scissorhands album is a must have if you're a fan!
    sweet addictionon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch as sad song. How you get bored of something and you need something new and exciting.
    blackcrowon January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my jam!
    deadpeoplerhoton February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti used to go "and i--jack---da PUMPKIN-KING.....have grown so tired of the same old thing....

    best musical ever!
    macabre_meaganon May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, by far my favorite on the soundtrack. I feel that it's very easy to connect to Jack on this song--very good at something, so good that you're bored with it. He wants to try something new, but he's not sure what. I love his "lament"--really introduces the audience to the character.
    bigfatloseron September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFairly simple; just because you're on top doesn't mean you're necessarily happy, you need to do what you want to truly be content.

    I love this song so much.
    Afrighton June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCouldn't have put it better than our_hearts_desire did.
    Tatsumakion August 31, 2007   Link

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