Jack's Obsession
Danny Elfman Lyrics

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

He's all alone up there
Locked away inside
Never says a word
Hope he hasn't died
Something's up with Jack
Something's up with Jack

Christmas time is buzzing in my skull
Will it let me be? I cannot tell
There are so many things I cannot grasp
When I think I've got it, 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 these 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 really 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
It's 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
Eureka! I've got it

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company
Written by: DANNY ELFMAN

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Comments from YouTube:

Nicole Starkey

Honestly Jack was written for Danny Elfman

Katja Bosters

Am I the only one that saw that his suit is like jacks!?

Krystal Harwood

@turntech Godheads and beatlejuice

Genna G

I saw it too

Augusto Gardel

I saw it too

turntech Godheads

To me it looks like the suit of soul eater evans from soul eater but the stripes do make it look like jacks blazer


Katja Bosters No


He seems to love doing Jack so much! Jack is him, for sure. Even now, after all this time. He is/was absolutely riveting. This was my 5th time seeing him since he started doing concerts again, and I swear, I never get tired of watching him and listening to him sing. His voice is so evocative and just beautiful. (And of course, the encores were the stuff of legend!) So glad I went both nights. Totally worth it.


+Todd Malkin He did DMP both nights, but the first night was killer, due to the surprise!


+King Ranch Yes, she did. Also, the first night, Pee-Wee joined them to do Lock!

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