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"Poor Jack" is a song Jack sings after he survives the explosion about his guilt of the mess he made and chooses to stay as the "Pumpkin King". It is a song from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Lyrics

Jack:
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—

[spoken] Well, 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

[spoken] I did!

And for the first time since I don't remember when
I felt just like my old bony self again
And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King

[spoken] That's right! I am the Pumpkin King! Ha, 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!

[spoken] Uh oh.

I hope there's still time to set things right

[spoken] Sandy Claws, hmm...

Trivia

  • It is unclear if in the line "And nobody really understood—well, how could they?" Jack is referring to Halloween Town not understanding Christmas or if he's talking about the humans not understanding his desire to give joy.


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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
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