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"Jack's Lament" is a song from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is sung by Jack Skellington, who is tired of celebrating Halloween and wants to experience something else. The All American Rejects covered this song for the album Nightmare Revisited, which was released in 2007.

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 a 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 the 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 Mr. 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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Media
The Nightmare Before Christmas | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | The Pumpkin King | Oogie's Revenge | Disney Universe | Disney INFINITY | Soundtrack | Video
Disney Parks

Haunted Mansion Holiday
Entertainment:Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show
Halloween: Frightfully Fun Parade | Glow in the Park Halloween Parade | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night | Villains Night Out!
Christmas: Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Characters
Jack Skellington | Sally | Oogie Boogie | Lock, Shock, and Barrel | Dr. Finkelstein | Mayor of Halloween Town | Santa Claus | Zero | Clown with the Tear-Away Face | Mr. Hyde | Harlequin Demon | Scary Teddy | Duck Toy | Pumpkin-in-the-Box | Vampires | Igor | Behemoth | Monster Who Live Under the Stairs | Monster Who Live Under the Bed | The Grim Reaper | The Devil | Wolfman | Winged Demon | Corpse Family | Mummy Boy | Undersea Gal | Hanging Tree | Jewel
Songs
This Is Halloween | Jack’s Lament | What’s This? | Town Meeting Song | Jack’s Obsession | Kidnap the Sandy Claws | Making Christmas | Oogie Boogie's Song | Sally’s Song | Poor Jack | Finale | Dr. Finkelstein's Song
Locations
Halloween Town | Christmas Town
Objects
Worm’s Wort | Frog’s Breath | Deadly Night Shade | Frog Gun | Worm's Wort Soup | Bat Boomerang | Pumpkin Bomb | Dog Biscuits | Shrunken Head | Run-Over Turtle | Soul Robber

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