Poor Jack

Lyrics from The Nightmare Before Christmas


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
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, 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
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 going to give it all my might
Uh oh, I hope there's still time to set things right

Lyrics transcribed by Disneyclips.com

Written and performed by Danny Elfman

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