JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

 


HEAVEN ON THEIR MINDS

 

 

JUDAS

My mind is clearer now-at last all too well

I can see where we all soon will be

If you strip away the myth from the man

you will see where we all soon will be

Jesus! youíve started to believe

The things they say of you

You really do believe

This talk of God is true

And all the good youíve done

will soon get swept away

Youíve begun to matter more

Than the things you say

  

Listen Jesus I donít like what I see

All I ask is that you listen to me

And remember-Iíve been your right hand man all along

You have set them all on fire

They theyíve found the new Messiah

And theyíll hurt you when they find theyíre wrong

I remember when this whole thing began

No talk of God then-we called you a man

And believe me-my admiration for you hasnít died

But every word you say today

Gets twisted round some other way

And theyíll hurt if they think youíve lied

 

Nazareth your famous son should have stayed a great unknown

Like his father carving wood-heíd have made good

Table chairs an oaken chests would have suited Jesus best

Heíd caused nobody harm-no-one alarm

 

Listen Jesus do you care for your race?

Donít you see we must keep in our place?

We are occupied-have you forgotten how put down we are?

Iím frighten by the crowd

for we are getting much too loud

And theyíll crush us if we go to far

 

Listen Jesus to the warning I give

Please remember that I  want us to live

But Itís sad to our chances weakening with every hour

All your followers are blind

Too much heaven on their minds

It was beautiful but now Itís sour

Yes Itís all gone sour...............

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WHATíS THE BUZZ

 

 

BETHANY, FRIDAY NIGHT

 

APOSTLES

Whatís the buzz? Tell me whatís happening (8)

JESUS

Why should you want to know?

Donít you mind about the future

Donít you try to think ahead

save tomorrow for tomorrow

think about today instead

APOSTLES

Whatís the buzz tell me whatís happening (4)

When do we ride into Jerusalem (8)

JESUS

I could give you facts and figures-I could give you plans and forecasts

Even tell you where Iím going-

Why should you want to know?

Why are you obsessed with fighting times and fates you canít defy?

If you knew the path weíre riding youíd understand it less than I

APOSTLES

Whatís the buzz, tell me whatís happening?

MARY MAGDALENE

Let me try to cool down you face a bit (4)

JESUS

Mary that is good-

While you prattle trough your supper

Where and when and who and how

She alone has tried to give me

what I need right here and now

APOSTLES

Whatís the buzz,tell me whatís happening?

 

 

STRANGE THING MYSTIFYING

JUDAS

It seems to me a strange thing,mystifying

That a man like you can waste his time 

on women of her kind

Yes I can understand that she amuses

But to let her stroke you and kiss your hair,is hardly in your line

Itís not that I object to her profession

But it doesnít fit in well

with what you teach and say

It doesnít help us if your inconsistent

They only need a small a excuse to put us all away

JESUS

Who are you to criticise her?Who are you to despise her?

Leave her,leave her, let her be now

Leave her,leave her,Sheís with me now

If your slate is clean then you can throw stones

If  your slate is not then leave her alone

Iím amazed that men like you can be so shallow thick and slow

There is not a man among who knows or cares If I come or go

ALL(save JUDAS)

No youíre wrong!Youíre very wrong!

 (4)

How can you say that?

 (4)

JESUS

Not one - not one of you!

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THIS JESUS MUST DIE

 

JERUSALEM , SUNDAY

 

 

PRIEST 1

Good Caiaphas the council waits for you

The Pharisees and priests are here for you

CAIAPHAS

Ah gentlemen you know why we are here

Weíve not much time and quite a problem here

MOB (OUTSIDE)

Hosanna! Superstar! (4)

ANNAS

Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street!

A trick or two with lepers and the whole townís on its feet

ALL

He is dangerous!

MOB (OUTSIDE)

Jesus Christ Superstar-tell us that youíre who they say you are

ALL

He is dangerous!

PRIEST 2

The man is in town right now to whip up some support

PRIEST 3

A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort

ALL

He is dangerous!

MOB (OUTSIDE)

Jesuschrist Superstar!

ALL

He is dangerous!

PRIEST 2

Look Caiaphas-theyíre right outside our yard

PRIEST 3

Quick Caiaphas-go call the Roman guard

CAIAPHAS

No wait-we need a more permanent solution

 to our problem...

ANNAS

What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth

Miracle wonderman-hero of fools

PRIEST 3

No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans

CAIAPHAS

One thing Iíll say for him-Jesus is cool

ANNAS

We dare not leave him to his own devices

His half-witted fans would go out of control

PRIEST 3

But how can we stop him? This glamour increases

By leaps every minute - heís top of the poll

CAIAPHAS

I see bad thing arising-the crowd crown him king

Which the Romans would ban

I see blood and destruction, our elimination

because of one man

Blood and destruction because of one man

ALL

Because, because, because of one man

CAIAPHAS

Our elimination because of one man

ALL

Because,because,because of one Ďcause of one,

 Ďcause of one man

PRIEST 3

What then to do about this Jesusmania?

ANNAS

How do we deal with the carpenter king?

PRIEST 3

Where do we start with a man who is bigger

Than John was when John did his Baptism thing?

CAIAPHAS

Fools you have no perception!

The stakes we are gambling are frighteningly high!

We must crush him completely -

So like John before him, this Jesus must die

For the sake of the nation this Jesus must die

ALL

Must die, must die, this Jesus must die

CAIAPHAS

So like John before him, this Jesus must die

ALL

Must die,must die,this Jesus must,Jesus must

Jesus must die!

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HOSANNA

 

CROWD

Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho

Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna

Hey JC, JC wonít you smile at me?

Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar!

CAIAPHAS

Tell the rabble to be quiet we anticipate a riot

This common crowd is much too loud

Tell the mob who sing your song

That they are fools

and they are wrong

They are a curse, they should disperse

CROWD

Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho

Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna

Hey JC, JC youíre alright by me

Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar!

JESUS

Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?

Nothing can be done to stop the shouting

If every tongue was still the noise would still continue

The rocks and stones themselves would start to sing:

CROWD (with JESUS)

Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho

Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna

Hey JC,JC wonít you fight for me

Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar

 

 

DAMNED FOR ALL TIME

 

TUESDAY

 

 

JUDAS

Now if I help you it matters that you see

These sordid kind of things are coming hard to me

Itís taken me some time to work out what to do

I weighed the whole thing up before I came to you

I have no thought at all about my own reward

I really didnít come here of my own accord

Just donít say Iím

Dammed for all time

 

I came because I had to Iím the one who saw

Jesus canít control it like he did before

and furthermore I know that Jesus thinks so too

Jesus wouldnít mind that I was here with you

I have no thought at all about my own reward

I really didnít come here of my own accord

Just donít say Iím

Dammed for all time

 

Annas youíre a friend a wordly man and wise

Caiaphas my friend I know you sympathise

Why are we the prophets? Why are we the ones?

Who see the sad solution -know what must be done

I have no thought at all about my own reward

I really didnít come here of my own accord

Just donít say Iím

Dammed for all time

 

ANNAS

Cut the protesting forget the excuses

We want information get up off the floor

CAIAPHAS

We have the papers we need to arrest him

You know his movements - we know the law

ANNAS

Your help in this matter wonít go unrewarded

CAIAPHAS

Weíll pay you in silver - cash on the nail

We just need to know where the soldiers can find him

ANNAS

With no crowd around him

CAIAPHAS

Then we canít fail

 

BLOOD MONEY

 

JUDAS

I donít need your blood money!

CAIAPHAS

Oh that doesnít matter our expenses are good

JUDAS

I donít want your blood money!

ANNAS

But you might as well take it - we think that you should

CAIAPHAS

Think of the things you can do with that money

Choose any charity - give to the poor

Weíve noted your motives - weíve noted your feelings

This isnít blood money - itís a fee nothing

Fee nothing, fee nothing more.

JUDAS

On thursday night youíll find him where you want him

Far from the crowds in the Garden of Gethsemane

CHOIR

Well done Judas

Good old Judas

 

 

EVERYTHINGíS ALRIGHT

 

 

MARY MAGDALENE

Try not to get worried,try not to turn on to

Problems that upset you oh donít you know

Everythingís alright yes everythingís fine

And we want you to sleep well tonight

Let the world turn without you tonight

If we try weíll get by so forget all about us tonight

APOSTLE'S WOMEN

Everythingís alright yes everythingís alright yes

MARY MAGDALENE

Sleep and I shall soothe you calm you and anoint you

Myrrh for your hot forehead oh then youíll feel

Everythingís alright yes everythingís fine

And Itís cool and the ointmentís sweet

For the fire in your head and feet

Close your eyes,close your eyes

And relax think of nothing tonight

APOSTLEíS WOMEN

Everythingís alright yes,everythingís alright yes

JUDAS

Woman your fine ointment-brand new and expensive

Could have been saved for the poor

Why has it been wasted? We could have raised maybe

Three hundred silver pieces or more

People who are hungry,people who are starving

Matter more than your feet and hair

MARY MAGDALENE

Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to

Problems that upset you oh donít you know

Everythingís alright yes, everythingís fine

And we want you to sleep well tonight

Let the world turn without you tonight

If we try weíll get by so forget all about us tonight

APOSTLEíS WOMEN

Everythingís alright yes, everythingís alright  yes

JESUS

Surely youíre not saying we have the resources

To save the poor for their lot?

There will be poor always pathetically struggling-

Look at the good things youíve got

Think! while you still have me

Move! while you still see me

Youíll be lost and youíll be so sorry when Iím gone!

MARY MAGDALENE

Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you

Mirrh for your hot forehead oh then youíll feel

Everythingís alright yes, everythingís fine

And Itís cool and the ointment sweet

For the fire in your head and feet

Close your eyes, close your eyes 

And relax think of nothing tonight

Close your eyes,close your eyes and relax.

ALL

Everythingís alright yes,everythingís alright yes

 

 

KING HERODíS SONG

 

HEROD

Jesus I am overjoyed to meet you face to face

Youíve been getting quite a name all around the place

Healing cripples raising from the dead

And now I understand youíre God!

At least thatís what youíve said

 

So you are the Christ youíre the great Jesus Christ

Prove to me that youíre divine, change my water into wine

Thatís all you need do and Iíll know Itís all true

Címon king of the Jews

 

Jesus you just wonít believe the hit youíve made round here

You were all we talk about the wonder of the year

Oh what a pity if itís all a lie

Still Iím sure that you can rock the cynics if you try

 

So you are the Christ youíre the great Jesus Christ

Prove to me that youíre no fool walk across my swimming pool

If you do that for me then Iíll let you go free

Címon king of the Jews

 

I only ask things Iíd ask any superstar

What is it that you have got that puts you where you are?

Mmh, mmh, Iím waiting, yes Iím a captive fan

Iím dying to be shown that you are not just any man

 

So if you are the Christ, yes the great Jesus Christ

Feed my household with this bread

You can do it on your head

Or has something gone wrong?

Why do you take so long?

Címon king of the Jews

 

Hey! Arenít you scared of me Christ?

Mr. Wonderful Christ!

Youíre a joke youíre not the Lord

Youíre nothing but a fraud

Take him away, heís got nothing to say!

Get out you king of the Jews! Get out of my life!

 

 

SUPERSTAR

 

VOICE OF JUDAS

Everytime I look at you don't understand

Why you let the things you did get so out of hand

Youíd have managed better if youíd had it planned

Whyíd you choose such a backward time and such a strange land?

If youíd come today you would have reached a whole nation

Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication

Donít you get me wrong (4)

I only want to know (4)

 

CHOIR

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ

Who are you? What have you sacrificed? (2)

Jesus Christ Superstar

Do you think youíre what they say you are? (2)

 

VOICE OF JUDAS

Tell me what you think about your friends at the top

Whoíd you think besides yourselfís the pick of the crop?

Buddha was he where itís at? Is he where you are?

Could Mahomet move a mountain or was that just PR?

Did you mean to die like that? Was that a mistake or

Did you know you messy death would be a record - breaker?

Donít you get me wrong (4)

I only want to know (4)

 

CHOIR

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ

Who are you? What have you sacrified? (2)

Jesus Christ Superstar

Do you think youíre what they say you are? (2)

 

 

THE CRUCIFIXION

 

JESUS

God forgive them, they donít know what theyíre doing

Who is my mother? Where is my mother?

My God, My God, why have you forgotten me?

I am thirsty

It is finished

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit

 

JONH NINETEEN FORTY-ONE (INSTRUMENTAL)

 


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