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


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 my God, I really tasted something swell!

(spoken) That's right!

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!

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 my God, I'm really going to give it all my might!

(spoken) Uh oh...

I hope there's still time to set things right...

Sandy Claws, hmm...