"Poor Jack" as written by and Danny Elfman....
What have I done?
What have I done?
How could I be so blind?
All is lost, where was I?
Spoiled all, spoiled all
Everything's gone all wrong

What have I done?
What have I done?
Find a deep cave to hide in
In a million years they'll find me
Only dust and a plaque
That reads, "Here Lies Poor Old Jack"

But I never intended all this madness, never
And nobody really understood, how could they?
That all I ever wanted was to bring them something great
Why does nothing ever turn out like it should?

Well, what the heck, I went and did my best
And, by God, I really tasted something swell
And for a moment, why, I even touched the sky
And at least I left some stories they can tell, I did

And for the first time since I don't remember when
I felt just like my aold bony self again
And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King
That's right, I am the Pumpkin King, ha, ha, ha

And I just can't wait until next Halloween
'Cause I've got some new ideas
That will really make them scream
And, by God I'm really gonna give it all my might
Uh oh, I hope there's still time to set things right
Sandy Claws, hmm


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"Poor Jack" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General Commenti listen to this when im depressed.
    Smokeon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the part where it all becomes triumphant and he feels he can be himself again. I don't know anyone who likes Santa better than Jack.
    TwistedSmileon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDude, this is like, the best song on the movie. The second best is Oogies song. The fight scean right after this part is THE best part of the movie
    Vampaneze_LORDESSon August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOMG THIS MOVIE IS THEBEST MOVIE IN THE UNIVERSE!! I DIDN'T THINK ANYONE WOULD HAVE POSTED THIS ON AND I WAS ALL LIKE WHAT THE FUCK?! WHEN I SAW IT!!

    Oooh, ooh ooh!! Me will be the first to say what it's about if you havn't seen the movie (BEST MOVIE IN UNIVERSE).

    Jack (the pumpkin king of Halloween Town) trys to take over the Christmas holiday and gets all the prezzies wrong by making them horrible so everyone gets issed off at him for ruining Christmas and gets the military to shoot him down and then he's all depressed and he lands on a cemertery and sings this song.

    I agree with TwistedSmile. It's awesome when he's all triumph. It makes it better. :D

    xo LovingMusic2010
    LovingMusic2010on February 14, 2010   Link

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