Song of the Day: This Is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Nathan Szerdy:

“This is Halloween” is a song by composer Danny Elfman from the 1993 film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Lyrics:

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It’s our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red

I am the one hiding under your stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair

This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

In this town, don’t we love it now?
Everybody’s waiting for the next surprise

‘Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can
Something’s waiting now to pounce, and how you’ll scream!

This is Halloween
Red ‘n’ black, slimy green
Aren’t you scared?
Well, that’s just fine

Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everybody scream

In our town of Halloween

I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace

I am the “who” when you call, “Who’s there?”
I am the wind blowing through your hair

I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween!

Tender lumplings everywhere
Life’s no fun without a good scare

That’s our job, but we’re not mean
In our town of Halloween

In this town
Don’t we love it now?

Everybody’s waiting for the next surprise
Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everybody scream
Won’t ya please make way for a very special guy

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King, now!

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

La la-la la, Halloween! Halloween! [Repeat]

……

“This is Halloween” was covered by Marilyn Manson in 2006 for the special edition release of the film’s soundtrack and subsequently included on the 2008 cover album, Nightmare Revisited.

In the film it is performed by the residents of the fictional “Halloween Town”, which is the film’s main setting, and introduces the town’s Halloween-centered lifestyle. The song is featured in both HalloWishes at the Magic Kingdom and at Disneyland’s Halloween Screams. In Calaway Park, it is featured in the haunted mansion. It is also used as the background music for the Halloween Town world in the video game Kingdom Hearts. The song is featured in the video game Just Dance 3.

Marilyn Manson

Birth name Brian Hugh Warner
Born January 5, 1969 (age 46)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Genres
  • Industrial rock
  • industrial metal
  • hard rock
  • alternative metal
  • shock rock
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • actor
  • painter
  • music journalist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels
  • Nothing
  • Hell, etc.
  • Cooking Vinyl
  • Loma Vista Recordings
Associated acts
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Godhead
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Rob Zombie
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Mrs. Scabtree
  • Jack Off Jill
  • Trent Reznor
  • Alice Cooper
  • Rammstein
Website http://www.marilynmanson.com/
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