Remains of the Day is a song from "TIm Burton's Corpse Bride". It is sung by Bonejangles who tells Victor who was taken to the Land of the Dead by Emily, Emily's past and he was taken down. It'll be used in "MCF: The Return of the Corpse Bride" when Bonejangles tells Emily's past to Jessy and Wander who were taken down by Emily whom Wander accidentally summoned by hitting the tree where she died. Danny Elfman, who sang this was the composer of the movie and it has a jazzy theme tune.
BONEJANGLES Hey! Give me a listen you corpses of cheer Leastles of you who still got an ear I'll tell you a story make a skeleton cry Of our own jubiliciously lovely corpse bride BONE BOYS Die, die we all pass away But don't wear a frown cuz it's really okay And you might try 'n' hide And you might try 'n' pray But we all end up the remains of the day Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah BONEJANGLES Well our girl is a beauty known for miles around When a mysterious stranger came into town He's plenty good lookin', but down on his cash And our poor little baby, she fell hard and fast When her daddy said no, she just couldn't cope So our lovers came up with a plan to elope BONE BOYS Die, die we all pass away But don't wear a frown cuz it's really okay And you might try 'n' hide And you might try 'n' pray But we all end up the remains of the day Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah (instrumental) BONEJANGLES So they conjured up a plan to meet late at night They told not a soul, kept the whole thing tight Now her mother's wedding dress fit like a glove You don't need much when you're really in love Except for a few things, or so I'm told Like the family jewls and a sachel of gold Then next to the grave yard by the old oak tree On a dark foggy night at a quarter to three She was ready to go, but where was he BONE BOYS And then? BONEJANGLES She waited BONE BOYS And then? BONEJANGLES There in the shadows, was it the man? BONE BOYS And then? BONEJANGLES Het little heart beat so loud BONEBOYS And then? BONEJANGLES And then baby, everything went black
Now when she opened her eyes she was dead as dust Her jewls were missin' and her heart was bust So she made a vow lyin' under that tree That she'd wait for her true love to come set her free Always waiting for someone to ask for her hand When out of the blue comes this groovy young man Who vows forever to be by her side And that's the story of our own corpse bride
- Bonejangles(Corpse Bride; MCF: The Return of the Corpse Bride)
- Some of the dance moves were recycled from "The Skeleton Dance" a Disney cartoon.
- The part where the skeleton trade skulls was actually supposed to be used in the "Snuff Out the Light" song for "Kingdom of the Sun", the original idea for "The Emperor's New Groove."