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"Town Meeting Song" is a song from the film The Nightmare Before Christmas. It begins after Jack returns from Christmas Town. He calls a town meeting to share his discovery of Christmas.

Lyrics

Jack:
There were objects so peculiar
They were not to be believed
All around, things to tantalize my brain

It's a world unlike anything I've ever seen
And as hard as I try
I can't seem to describe
Like a most improbable dream

But you must believe when I tell you this
It's as real as my skull and it does exist

(spoken) Here, let me show you.

This is a thing called a present
The whole thing starts with a box...

Devil:
A box?
Is it steel?

Werewolf:
Are there locks?

Harlequin Demon:
Is it filled with a pox?

Devil, Werewolf, Harlequin Demon:
A pox.
How delightful, a pox.

Jack: (spoken) If you please...
Just a box with bright-colored paper
And the whole thing's topped with a bow

Witches:
A bow?
But why?
How ugly
What's in it?
What's in it?

Jack:
That's the point of the thing, not to know!

Clown:
It's a bat!

Creature Under the Stairs:
Will it bend?

Clown:
It's a rat!

Creature Under the Stairs:
Will it break?

Undersea Gal:
Perhaps it's the head that I found in the lake.

Jack:
Listen now, you don't understand
That's not the point of Christmas land

(spoken) Now, pay attention.

Now we pick up an over-sized sock
And hang it like this on the wall

Mr. Hyde:
Oh, yes! Does it still have a foot?

Medium Mr. Hyde:
Let me see, let me look!

Small Mr. Hyde:
Is it rotted and covered with gook?

Jack: (spoken) Hmm, let me explain.
There's no foot inside, but there's candy
or sometimes it's filled with small toys

Mummy and Winged Demon:
Small toys?

Winged Demon:
Do they bite?

Mummy:
Do they snap?

Winged Demon:
Or explode in a sack?

Corpse Kid:
Or perhaps they just spring out
And scare girls and boys

Mayor:
What a splendid idea
This Christmas sounds fun
Why, I fully endorse it
Let's try it at once

Jack:
Everyone, please now, not so fast
There's something here that you don't quite grasp

(spoken) Well, I may as well give them what they want.

And the best, I must confess, I have saved for the last
For the ruler of this Christmas land
Is a fearsome King with a deep mighty voice
Least that's what I've come to understand

And I've also heard it told
That's he's something to behold
Like a lobster, huge and red
And sets out to slay with his rain gear on
Carting bulging sacks with his big great arms
That is, so I've heard it said

And on a dark, cold night
Under full moonlight
He flies into a fog
Like a vulture in the sky
And they call him Sandy Claws...

Well, at least they're excited
Though they don't understand
That special kind of feeling in Christmas land

(spoken) Oh, well...

v - e - d
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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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