Jack's Lament Karaoke - The Nightmare Before Christmas

This title is a cover of Jack's Lament as made famous by The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tempo: variable (around 69 BPM)

In the same key as the original: B♭m

Duration: 03:16 - Preview at: 02:26

Release date: 1993
Genres: Christmas, Film & TV Soundtracks, In English
Original songwriter: Danny Elfman

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Jack's Lament

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
On 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 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 Mister 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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