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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 that 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 charm
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 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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