The Making of Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

25 min

For my talents|are renowned far and wide

When it comes to surprises|in the moonlit night

I excel without ever even trying

With the slightest little effort

Of my ghost-like charms

I have seen grown men|give out a shriek

With a 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 l, 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 the 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 Mr. 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|lf 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


I know how you feel.


You've come back.

- I had to.|- For this!

- Yes.|- Shall we, then?

That's twice this month|you've slipped deadly nightshade|into my tea and run off.

- Three times.|- You're mine, you know!

I made you with my own hands.

You can make other creations.

I'm restless. I can't help it.

It's a phase, my dear. It'll pass.

We need to be patient, that's all.

But I don't want to be patient.

No, Zero, not now.

I'm not in the mood.

All right.

Here you go, boy.

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