Jack's Obsession is a song in The Nightmare Before Christmas.


Vampires: Something's up with Jack Something's up with Jack Don't know if we're ever going to get him back

Werewolf: He's all alone up there locked away inside

Corpse Mother: Never says a word

Corpse kid: Hope he hasn't died

All: Something's up with Jack something's up with Jack

Jack: Christmas time is buzzing in my skull Will it let me be? I cannot tell There are some many things I cannot grasp When I think I've got, and then at last Through my bony fingers it does slip Like a snowflake in a fiery grip

Something's here I'm not quite getting Though I try, I keep forgetting Like a memory long since past Here in an instant gone in a flash What does it mean? What does it mean?

In these little bric-a-brac A secret's waiting to be cracked These dolls and toys confuse me so Confound it all, I love it though

Simple objects, nothing more But something's hidden through a door Though I do not have the key Something's there I cannot see What does it mean? What does it mean? What does it mean?


I've read there Christmas books so many times I know the stories and I know the rhymes I know the Christmas carols all by heart My skull's so full, it's tearing me apart As often as I've read them, something's wrong So hard to put my bony finger on

Or perhaps it's not as deep As I've been led to think Am I trying much too hard?

Of course! I've been too close to see The answer's right in front of me Right in front of me

It's simple really, very clear Like music drifting in the air Invisible, but everywhere Just because I cannot see it Doesn't mean I can't believe it

You know, I think this Christmas thing Is not as tricky as it seems And why should they have all the fun? It should belong to anyone

Not anyone, in fact, but me Why, I could make a Christmas tree And there's no reason I can find I couldn't handle Christmas time

I bet I could improve it too And that's exactly what I'll do

Hee, hee, hee

(spoken) Eureka! This year, Christmas will be ours!


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