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"Jack's Obsession" is a song sung by Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Lyrics

Vampires:
Something's up with Jack
Something's up with Jack
Don't know if we're ever going to get him back

Werewolf:
He's all alone up there locked away inside

Corpse Mother:
Never says a word

Corpse kid:
Hope he hasn't died

All:
Something's up with Jack
something's up with Jack

Jack:
Christmas time is buzzing in my skull
Will it let me be?
I cannot tell
There are some many things
I cannot grasp
When I think I've got, and then at last
Through my bony fingers it does slip
Like a snowflake in a fiery grip

Something's here I'm not quite getting
Though I try, I keep forgetting
Like a memory long since past
Here in an instant gone in a flash
What does it mean?
What does it mean?

In these little bric-a-brac
A secret's waiting to be cracked
These dolls and toys confuse me so
Confound it all, I love it though

Simple objects, nothing more
Bout something's hidden through a door
Though I do not have the key
Something's there I cannot see
What does it mean?
What does it mean?
What does it mean?

Hmm...

I've read there Christmas books so many times
I know the stories and I know the rhymes
I know the Christmas carols all by heart
My skull's so full, it's tearing me apart
As often as I've read them, something's wrong
So hard to put my bony finger on

Or perhaps it's not as deep
As I've been led to think
Am I trying much too hard?

Of course! I've been too close to see
The answer's right in front of me
Right in front of me

It's simple really, very clear
Like music drifting in the air
Invisible, but everywhere
Just because I cannot see it
Doesn't mean I can't believe it

You know, I think this Christmas thing
Is not as tricky as it seems
And why should they have all the fun?
It should belong to anyone

Not anyone, in fact, but me
Why, I could make a Christmas tree
And there's no reason I can find
I couldn't handle Christmas time

I bet I could improve it too
And that's exactly what I'll do

Hee, hee, hee

(spoken) Eureka! This year, Christmas will be ours!


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