Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Script

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 You've started to believe The things they say of you You really do believe This talk of God is true And all the good you've done Will soon get swept away You've begun to matter more than the things you say

Listen, Jesus, I don't like what I see All I ask is that you listen to me And remember I've been your right-hand man all along You have set them all on fire They think they've found the new Messiah And they'll hurt you when they find they're 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 hasn't died But every word you say today Gets twisted round some other way And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied

Nazareth, your famous son Should have stayed a great unknown Like his father carving wood He'd have made good Tables, chairs and oaken chests Would have suited Jesus best He'd have caused nobody harm No one alarm Listen, Jesus, do you care for your race?

Don't you see we must keep in our place?

We are occupied Have you forgotten how put down we are?

I am frightened by the crowd For we are getting much too loud And they'll crush us if we go too far If we go too far

Listen, Jesus, to the warning I give Please remember that I want us to live But it's sad to see our chances weakening with every hour Your followers are blind Too much heaven on their minds It was beautiful but now it's sour Yes, it's all gone sour

Listen, Jesus, to the warning I give Please remember that I want us to live So come on, come on He won't listen to me

Come on, listen, listen to me Come on, listen to me

Come on, listen to me Come on, listen, listen to me

Come on, listen to me Listen to me


Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening Why should you want to know?

Don't you mind about the future Don't you try to think ahead Save tomorrow for tomorrow Think about today instead What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening I could give you facts and figures Even give you plans and forecasts When do we ride into Jerusalem?

Even tell you where I'm going When do we ride into Jerusalem?

When do we ride into Jerusalem?

When do we ride into Jerusalem?

When do we ride into Jerusalem?

Why should you want to know?

Why are you obsessed with fighting Times and fates you can't defy?

If you knew the path we're riding You'd understand it less than I What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening Let me try to cool down your face a bit Let me try to cool down your face a bit Let me try to cool down your face a bit Let me try to cool down your face Let me try, let me try to cool down your face Let me try to cool down your face a bit Mary, that is good While you prattle through your supper Where and when and who and how She alone is trying to give me What I need right here and now What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening It seems to me a strange thing Mystifying That a man like you Can waste his time On women of her kind...

Hey, cool it, man.

Yes, I can understand that she amuses But to let her kiss you And stroke your hair That's hardly in your line It's not that I object to her profession But she doesn't fit in well With what you teach and say It doesn't help us if you're inconsistent They only need a small excuse To put us all away Who are you to criticise her?

Who are you to despise her?

Leave her, leave her, let her be now Leave her, leave her, she's with me now If your slate is clean then you can throw stones If your slate is not Then leave her alone

Jesus, what have we said?

What have we done that's so wrong?

Come on. Wait a minute.

What's wrong with him? Why did he say that?

I'm amazed that men like you Can be so shallow, thick and slow There is not a man among you Who knows or cares if I come or go No, you're wrong, you're very wrong No, you're wrong, you're very wrong No, you're wrong, you're very wrong No, you're wrong, you're very wrong How can you say that? How can you say that?

How can you say that? How can you say that?

Not one, not one of you!


We've been sitting on the fence for far too long

Why let him upset us?

Caiaphas, let him be All those imbeciles will see He really doesn't matter Jesus is important We've let him go his way before And while he starts a major war We theorise and chatter He's just another scripture-thumping hack from Galilee The difference is they call him king The difference frightens me What about the Romans?

When they see King Jesus crowned Do you think they'll stand around Cheering and applauding?

What about our people?

If they see we've lost our nerve Don't you think that they deserve Something more rewarding?

They've got what they want They think so anyway If he's what they want Why take their toy away?

He's a craze Put yourself in my place I can hardly step aside Cannot let my hands be tied I am law and order What about our priesthood?

Don't you see that we could fall?

If we are to last at all We cannot be divided Then say so to the council But don't rely on subtlety Frighten them or they won't see Then we are decided?

Then we are decided


Try not to get worried Try not to turn onto problems that upset you Don't you know everything's all right Yes, everything's fine And we want you to sleep well tonight Let the world turn without you tonight If we try, we'll get by So forget all about us tonight Everything's all right Yes, everything's all right, yes Sleep and I shall soothe you Calm you and anoint you Myrrh for your hot forehead Then you'll feel everything's all right Yes, everything's fine And it's cool and the ointment's sweet For the fire in your head and feet Close your eyes, close your eyes And relax, think of nothing tonight Everything's all right Yes, everything's all right Woman your fine ointment Brand-new and expensive Should have been saved for the poor Why has it been wasted We could have raised maybe

300 silver pieces or more People who are hungry People who are starving They matter more Than your feet and hair Try not to get worried Try not to turn onto problems that upset you Don't you know everything's all right Yes, everything's all right, yes Surely you're not saying We have the resources To save the poor from their lot?

There will be poor always Pathetically struggling Look at the good things you've got Think while you still have me Move while you still see me You'll be lost And you'll be sorry When I'm gone Sleep and I shall soothe you Calm you and anoint you Myrrh for your hot forehead Then you'll feel everything's all right Yes, everything's fine And it's cool and the ointment's 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, think of nothing Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax Close your eyes Everything's all right, yeah Everything's all right, yeah Everything's all right, yeah Everything's all right, yeah


Good Caiaphas The council waits for you The Pharisees and priests are here for you Gentlemen You know why we are here We've not much time And quite a problem here

Hosanna superstar, hosanna superstar Hosanna superstar, hosanna superstar Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street A trick or two with lepers And the whole town's on its feet He is dangerous Jesus Christ Superstar He is dangerous

..that you're who they say you are That man is in town right now To whip up some support A rabble-rousing mission That I think we must abort He is dangerous Jesus Christ Superstar He is dangerous

Look Caiaphas They're right outside our yard Quick Caiaphas Go call the Roman guard No, wait We need a more permanent solution to our problem What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth Miracle wonder man, hero of fools No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans One thing I'll say for him, Jesus is cool We cannot leave him to his own devices His half-witted fans will get out of control How can we stop him? His glamour increases By leaps every minute He's top of the poll I see bad things 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 Because, because, because of one man Our elimination because of one man Because, because, because of one, cos of one, cos of one man What then to do about this Jesusmania?

How do we deal with the carpenter king?

Where do we start with a man who is bigger Than John was when John did his baptism thing?

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 Must die, must die, this Jesus must die So like John before him, this Jesus must die Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must Jesus must die

Hosanna heysanna Sanna sanna ho Sanna hey sanna ho sanna Hey JC, JC Won't you smile at me?

Sanna ho sanna hey Superstar 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 Hosanna heysanna Sanna sanna ho Sanna hey sanna ho sanna Hey JC, JC You're all right by me Sanna ho sanna hey Superstar 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 Hosanna heysanna Sanna sanna ho Sanna hey sanna ho sanna Hey JC, JC Won't you fight for me?

Sanna ho sanna hey Superstar Sing me your songs But not for me alone Sing out for yourselves For you are blessed There is not one of you who cannot win the kingdom The slow, the suffering The quick, the dead Hosanna heysanna Sanna sanna ho Sanna hey sanna ho sanna Hey JC, JC Won't you die for me?

Sanna ho sanna hey Superstar


Christ, you know I love you Did you see I waved?

I believe in you and God So tell me that I'm saved Christ, you know I love you Did you see I waved?

I believe in you and God So tell me that I'm saved Jesus, I am with you Touch me, touch me, Jesus Jesus, I am on your side Kiss me, kiss me, Jesus Christ, what more do you need to convince you?

That you made it and you're easily as strong As the filth from Rome who rape our country And who terrorised our people for so long

Jesus, I am with you Touch me, touch me, Jesus Jesus, I am on your side Kiss me, kiss me, Jesus Christ, you know I love you Did you see I waved?

I believe in you and God So tell me that I'm saved Christ, you know I love you Did you see I waved?

I believe in you and God So tell me that I'm saved

Christ, you know I love you Did you see I waved?

I believe in you and God So tell me that I'm saved Christ, you know I love you Did you see I waved?

I believe in you and God So tell me that I'm saved Jesus, I am with you Touch me, touch me, Jesus Jesus, I am on your side Kiss me, kiss me, Jesus There must be over 50,000 50,000 Screaming love and more for you Love, love, love And every one of 50,000 Would do whatever you asked them to Tell us, Simon Keep them yelling their devotion But add a touch of hate at Rome You will rise to a greater power We will win ourselves a home You'll get the power and the glory You'll get the glory Forever and ever and ever Ever and ever You'll get the power and the glory You'll get the power Forever and ever and ever Ever and ever You'll get the power and the glory You'll get the power Forever and ever and ever You'll get the glory You'll get the power, you'll get the glory You'll get the power, you'll get the glory You'll get the power, you'll get the glory You'll get the glory You You'll get the power You'll get the power, you'll get the glory You'll get the power, you'll get the glory You'll get the power, you'll get the glory Hey hey hey hey You'll get the power You You'll get the power

Forever, amen Aaaaaa...

..men

Neither you, Simon Nor the 50,000 Nor the Romans Nor the Jews Nor Judas, nor the 12 Nor the priests, nor the scribes Nor doomed Jerusalem itself Understand what power is Understand what glory is Understand at all Understand at all

If you knew All that I knew My poor Jerusalem You'd see the truth But you close your eyes But you close your eyes

While you live Your troubles are many Poor Jerusalem To conquer death You only have to die


I dreamed I met a Galilean A most amazing man He had that look you very rarely find The haunting, haunted kind

I asked him To say what had happened How it all began I asked again He never said a word As if he hadn't heard And next the room was full Of wild and angry men They seemed to hate this man They fell on him and then disappeared again Then I saw Thousands of millions Crying for this man And then I heard them mentioning my name And leaving me the blame

Pilate

Roll on up, Jerusalem Come on in, Jerusalem Sunday, here we go again Live in me, Jerusalem Here you live, Jerusalem Here you breathe, Jerusalem While your temple still survives You at least are still alive I've got things you won't believe Name your pleasure, I will sell I can fix your wildest needs I've got heaven, I've got hell Roll on up for my price is down Come on in for the best in town Take your pick of the finest wine Lay your bets on this bird of mine What you see is what you get No one's been disappointed yet Don't be scared, give me a try There is nothing you can't buy Name your price, I've got everything Hurry, it's all going fast Borrow cash on the finest terms Hurry now while stocks still last

Roll on up, Jerusalem Come on in, Jerusalem Sunday, here we go again Live in me, Jerusalem Here you live, Jerusalem Here you breathe, Jerusalem While your temple still survives You at least are still alive I've got things you won't believe Name your pleasure, I will sell...


My temple should be A house of prayer

But you have made it A den of thieves

Get out, get out


My time is almost through

Little left to do

After all I've tried for three years Seems like 30 Seems like 30

See my eyes, I can hardly see See me stand, I can hardly walk I believe you can make me whole See my tongue, I can hardly talk See my skin, I'm a mass of blood See my legs, I can hardly stand I believe you can make me well See my purse, I'm a poor, poor man Will you touch, will you mend me, Christ?

Won't you touch, won't you heal me, Christ?

Will you kiss, you can cure me, Christ?

Won't you kiss, won't you pay me, Christ?

See my eyes, I can hardly see See me stand, I can hardly walk I believe you can make me whole See my tongue, I can hardly talk See my skin, I'm a mass of blood See my legs, I can hardly stand I believe you can make me well See my purse, I'm a poor, poor man Will you touch, will you mend me, Christ?

Won't you touch, will you heal me, Christ?

Will you kiss, you can cure me, Christ?

Won't you kiss, won't you pay me, Christ?

See my eyes, I can hardly see See me stand, I can hardly walk I believe you can make me whole See my tongue, I can hardly talk See my skin, I'm a mass of blood See my legs, I can hardly stand I believe you can make me well See my purse, I'm a poor, poor man Will you touch, will you mend me, Christ?

Won't you touch, will you heal me, Christ?

Will you kiss, will you cure me, Christ?

Won't you kiss, won't you pay me, Christ?

See my eyes, I can hardly see See me stand, I can hardly walk I believe you can make me whole See my tongue, I can hardly talk See my skin, I'm a mass of blood There's too many of you I believe you can make me well Don't push me Will you mend me, Christ?

There's too little of me Don't crowd me Leave me alone!

Please, Jesus. Touch me, Jesus.


Close your eyes, close your eyes And forget all about us tonight


I don't know how to love him What to do How to move him I've been changed Yes, really changed In these past few days When I've seen myself I seem like someone else I don't know how to take this I don't see why he moves me He's a man He's just a man And I've had so many men before In very many ways He's just one more Should I bring him down?

Should I scream and shout?

Should I speak of love?

Let my feelings out?

I never thought I'd come to this What's it all about?

Don't you think it's rather funny I should be in this position?

I'm the one Who's always been So calm, so cool No lover's fool Running every show He scares me so

I never thought I'd come to this What's it all about?

Yet if he said he loved me I'd be lost I'd be frightened I couldn't cope Just couldn't cope I'd turn my head I'd back away I wouldn't want to know He scares me so I want him so I love him so


Now if I help you, it matters that you see These sordid kinds of things are coming hard to me It's taken me some time to work out what to do I weighed the whole thing up before I came to you I had no thought at all about my own reward I really didn't come here of my own accord Just don't say I'm

Damned for all time

I came because I had to I'm the one who saw Jesus can't control it like he did before And furthermore I know that Jesus thinks so too Jesus wouldn't mind that I was here with you I have no thought at all about my own reward I really didn't come here of my own accord Just don't say I'm

Damned for all time

Annas, you're a friend, a worldly man and wise Caiaphas, my friend, I know you sympathise Why are we the prophets? Why are we the ones?

We see the sad solution, know what must be done I have no thought at all about my own reward I really didn't come here of my own accord Just don't say I'm Damned For all time Cut the protesting Forget the excuses We want information, get up off the floor We have the papers, we need to arrest him You know his movements, we know the law Your help in this matter won't go unrewarded We'll pay you in silver, cash on the nail We just need to know where the soldiers can find him With no crowd round him Then we can't fail I don't want your blood money That doesn't matter, our expenses are good I don't need your blood money But you might as well take it We think that you should Think of the things you can do with that money Choose any charity, give to the poor We've noted your motives We've noted your feelings This isn't blood money, it's a...

A fee A fee, nothing more


On Thursday night You'll find him where you want him

Far from the crowds In the Garden

Of Gethsemane Well done, Judas Good old Judas

Look at all my trials and tribulations Sinking in a gentle pool of wine

Don't disturb me now I can see the answers Till this evening is this morning, life is fine Always hoped that I'd be an apostle Knew that I would make it if I tried Then when we retire We can write the Gospels So they'll still talk about us when we've died

The end Is just a little harder

When brought about By friends

For all you care

This wine could be my blood

For all you care

This bread Could be my body

The end This is my blood you drink This is my body you eat If you would remember me When you eat and drink

I must be mad Thinking I'll be remembered Yes, I must be out of my head Look at your blank faces My name will mean nothing Ten minutes after I'm dead One of you denies me One of you betrays me...

No! Not I!

Never!

Peter will deny me No! Not me. In just a few hours Three times will deny me And that's not all I see One of you here dining One of my 12 chosen Will leave to betray me Cut out the dramatics You know very well who Why don't you go do it?

You want me to do it?

Hurry, they are waiting If you knew why I do it I don't care why you do it To think I admired you Well, now I despise you You liar, you Judas You wanted me to do it What if I just stayed here and ruined your ambition?

Christ, you deserve it Hurry, you fool, hurry and go Save me your speeches I don't want to know Go, go Look at all my trials and tribulations Sinking in a gentle pool of wine What's that in the bread?

It's gone to my head Till this morning is this evening, life is fine Always hoped that I'd be an apostle Knew that I would make it if I tried Then when we retire We can write the Gospels So they'll all talk about us when we've died

You sad, pathetic man See where you've brought us to Our ideals die around us And all because of you The saddest cut of all Someone had to turn you in Like a common criminal Like a wounded animal A jaded mandarin, a jaded mandarin And like a jaded, a faded, faded, jaded, jaded mandarin Get out, they're waiting Get out They're waiting, oh, they're waiting for you Every time I look at you I don't understand Why you let the things you did Get so out of hand You'd have managed better If you'd had it planned Ohhhh

Always hoped that I'd be an apostle

Knew that I would make it if I tried If I tried Then when we retire We can write the Gospels So they'll still talk about us when we've died

Will no one stay awake with me?

Peter?

John?

James?

Will none of you wait with me?

Peter?

John?

James?

I only want to say

If there is a way

Take this cup away from me For I don't want to taste its poison Feel it burn me I have changed I'm not as sure As when we started Then I was inspired Now I'm sad and tired Listen Surely I've exceeded expectations Tried for three years Seems like 30 Could you ask as much From any other man?

But if I die See the saga through And do the things you ask of me Let them hate me Hit me, hurt me Nail me to their tree I'd want to know, I'd want to know, my God Want to know, I'd want to know, my God Want to see, I'd want to see, my God Want to see, I'd want to see, my God Why I should die Would I be more noticed Than I ever was before?

Would the things I've said and done Matter any more?

I'd have to know, I'd have to know, my Lord Have to know, I'd have to know, my Lord Have to see, I'd have to see, my Lord Have to see, I'd have to see, my Lord If I die what will be my reward?

If I die what will be my reward?

Have to know, I'd have to know, my Lord Have to know, I'd have to know, my Lord Why Why should I die?

Oh, why should I die?

Can you show me now That I would not be killed in vain?

Show me just a little Of your omnipresent brain Show me there's a reason For your wanting me to die Far too keen on where and how But not so hot on why All right I'll die Just watch me die See how See how I'll die

Just watch me die


Then I was inspired

Now I'm sad And tired After all I've tried for three years Seems like 90 Why then am I scared to finish

What I started?

What you started I didn't start it God Thy will is hard But you hold every card

I will drink your cup of poison Nail me to your cross And break me Bleed me, beat me, kill me Take me now Before I change my mind


Judas Must you betray me With a kiss?

What's the buzz? Tell me what's happening What's the buzz?

Tell me what's happening What's happening?

What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening Hang on Lord, we're gonna fight for you Hang on Lord, we're gonna fight for you Hang on Lord We're gonna fight for you Put away your sword Don't you know that it's all over

It was nice but now it's gone Why are you obsessed with fighting?

Stick to fishing from now on


It is! It is!


Tell me, Christ, how you feel tonight Do you plan to put up a fight?

Do you feel that you've had the breaks?

What would you say were your big mistakes?

Do you think that you may retire?

Did you think you would get much higher?

How do you view your coming trial?

Have your men proved it's all worthwhile?

Come with us to see Caiaphas You'll just love the High Priests' house You'll just love seeing Caiaphas You'll just die in the High Priests' house Come on, God, this is not like you Let us know what you're gonna do You know what your supporters feel You'll escape in the final reel Tell me Christ how you feel tonight Do you plan to put up a fight?

Do you feel that you had the breaks?

What would you say were your big mistakes?

Come with us to see Caiaphas You'll just love the High Priests' house You'll just love seeing Caiaphas You'll just die in the High Priests' house Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him Now we have got him now

Jesus you must realise the serious charges facing you You say you're the Son of God in all your handouts, well, is it true?

That's what you say, you say that I am

There you have it, gentlemen What more evidence do we need?

Judas, thank you for the victim Stay a while, you'll see it bleed Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him, now we've got him Now we have him, now we've got him Take him to Pilate, take him to Pilate Take him to Pilate, take him to Pilate


I think I've seen you somewhere I remember You were with that man They took away I recognise your face You've got the wrong man, lady I don't know him And I wasn't where he was tonight Never near the place That's strange for I am sure I saw you with him You were right by his side and yet you denied I tell you I was never ever with him But I saw you too, he looked just like you I don't know him

Peter, don't you know what you have said?

You've gone and cut him dead

I had to do it Don't you see?

Or else they'd go for me

It's what he told us you would do I wonder how he knew


There he is, see? Hurry, come on.


Who is this broken man Cluttering up my hallway?

Who is this unfortunate?

Someone Christ, King of the Jews Oh, so this is Jesus Christ I am really quite surprised You look so small Not a king at all We all know that you are news But are you king? King of the Jews?

Your words, not mine

What do you mean by that?

That is not an answer You're deep in trouble, friend Someone Christ, King of the Jews How can someone in your state Be so cool about his fate?

An amazing thing This silent king Since you come from Galilee Then you need not come to me You're Herod's race You're Herod's case Hey hosanna heysanna Sanna sanna ho Sanna hey sanna ho And how Hey JC, JC Please explain to me You had everything Where is it now?

Jesus, I am overjoyed To meet you face to face You've been getting quite a name All around the place Healing cripples Ooh!

Raising from the dead Now I understand you're God...

Uh?

Huh? Mmm.

At least that's what you've said So You are the Christ You're the great Jesus Christ Prove to me that you're divine Change my water into wine That's all you need do Then I'll know it's all true Come on, King of the Jews Jesus, you just won't believe The hit you've made around here You are all we talk about You're the wonder of the year What a pity if it's all a lie Still I'm sure that you can rock the cynics if you try So if you are the Christ Yes, the great Jesus Christ Prove to me that you're no fool Walk across my swimming pool If you do that for me Whoo!

Then I'll let you go free Whoo!

Come on, King of the Jews

I only ask what I'd ask any superstar What is it that you have got That puts you where you are?

Oh-ho-ho I am waiting, yes I'm a captive fan I'm 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?

Jesus, why do you take so long?

Come on, King of the Jews Hey, aren't you scared of me, Christ?

Mr Wonderful Christ You're a joke, you're not the Lord You are nothing but a fraud Take him away He's got nothing to say Get out, you King of the Get out, King of the Get out, you King of the Jews Get out of here, you, you Get out of here, you Get out of my life


I've been living to see you Dying to see you But it shouldn't be like this This was unexpected What do I do now?

Could we start again, please?

I've been very hopeful so far Now for the first time I think we're going wrong Hurry up and tell me This is just a dream Or could we start again, please?

I think you've made your point now You've even gone a bit too far To get the message home Before it gets too frightening We ought to call a halt So could we start again, please?

I've been living to see you Dying to see you But it shouldn't be like this This was unexpected What do I do now?

Could we start again, please? Could we start again, please?

I think you've made your point now You've even gone a bit too far To get the message home Before it gets too frightening We ought to call a halt So could we start again, please?

Could we start again, please?

Could we start again, please?

Could we start again, please?

Could we start again, please?

Could we start again?

Could we start again?


My God, I saw him, he looked three quarters dead And he was so bad I had to turn my head You beat him so hard that he was bent and lame And I know who everybody's gonna blame I don't believe he knows I acted for our good I'd save him all this suffering if I could Don't believe Our good And I'd save him if I could

Cut the confessions, forget the excuses I don't understand why you're filled with remorse All that you've said has come true with a vengeance The mob turned against him You backed the right horse What you have done will be the saving of everyone You'll be remembered forever for this And not only that You've been paid for your efforts Pretty good wages for one little kiss Christ, I know you can't hear me But I only did what you wanted me to Christ, I'd sell out the nation For I have been saddled with the murder of you I have been spattered with innocent blood I shall be dragged through the slime and the mud I have been spattered with innocent blood I shall be dragged Through the slime and the, slime and the, slime and the mud

I don't know how to love him

I don't know why he moves me He's a man He's just a man He is not a king

He's just the same As anyone I know

He scares me so

When he's cold and dead

Will he let me be?

Does he love, does he love me too?

Does he care for me?


My mind It's in darkness God God, I'm sick I've been used And you knew all the time God, God, I'll never know why you chose me For your crime Your foul, bloody crime


You have murdered me

Murdered me, murdered me Murdered me, murdered me, murdered me, murdered me Murdered

Poor old Judas So long, Judas So long, Judas

And so The king is once again my guest And why is this?

Was Herod unimpressed?

We turn to Rome To sentence Nazareth We have no law To put a man to death

We need him crucified It's all you have to do We need him crucified It's all you have to do Talk to me, Jesus Christ You have been brought here Manacled, beaten by your own people Do you have the first idea why you deserve it?

Listen, King of the Jews Where is your kingdom?

Look at me, am I a Jew?

I have no kingdom In this world I'm through Talk to me, Jesus Christ There may be a kingdom for me somewhere If you only knew Then you are a king It's you that say I am I look for truth and find that I get damned Well, what is truth? Is truth unchanging law We both have truths Are mine the same as yours?

Crucify him!

What do you mean? You'd crucify your king?

We have no king but Caesar He's done no wrong No, not the slightest thing We have no king but Caesar Crucify him!

Well this is new, respect for Caesar Till now this has been noticeably lacking Who is this Jesus? Why is he different?

You Jews produce Messiahs by the sackful We need him crucified It's all you have to do We need him crucified It's all you have to do Talk to me, Jesus Christ

Look at your Jesus Christ I'll agree he's mad Ought to be locked up But that is not a reason to destroy him He's a sad little man Not a king or God Not a thief, I need a crime Crucify him!

Crucify him! Crucify him!

Behold the man, behold your shattered king We have no king but Caesar You hypocrites, you hate us more than him We have no king but Caesar, crucify him I see no reason, I find no evil This man is harmless so why does he upset you?

He's just misguided, thinks he's important But to keep you vultures happy I shall flog him Crucify him, crucify him Crucify, crucify, crucify, crucify Crucify him, crucify him Crucify, crucify, crucify, crucify Crucify him, crucify him Crucify, crucify, crucify, crucify One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty Twenty-one Twenty-two Twenty-three Twenty-four Twenty-five Twenty-six Twenty-seven Twenty-eight Twenty-nine Thirty Thirty-one Thirty-two Thirty-three Thirty-four Thirty-five Thirty-six Thirty-seven Thirty-eight Thirty-nine

Where are you from, Jesus?

What do you want, Jesus?

Tell me

You've got to be careful You could be dead soon Could well be

Why do you not speak When I hold your life in my hands?

How can you stay quiet?

I don't believe you understand You have nothing in your hands Any power you have Comes to you from far beyond Everything is fixed and you can't change it You're a fool, Jesus Christ How can I help you?

Pilate, crucify him, crucify him Remember Caesar, you have a duty To keep the peace so crucify him Remember Caesar, you'll be demoted You'll be deported, crucify him Remember Caesar, you have a duty To keep the peace so crucify him Remember Caesar, you'll be demoted You'll be deported, crucify him Remember Caesar, you have a duty To keep the peace so crucify him Remember Caesar, you'll be demoted You'll be deported, crucify him Don't let me stop Your great self-destruction Die if you want to You misguided martyr I wash my hands Of your demolition Die if you want to You innocent puppet


Every time I look at you I don't understand Why you let the things you did Get so out of hand You'd have managed better If you'd had it planned Now why'd you choose such a backward time And such a strange land?

If you'd come today you could have reached a whole nation Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong now Don't you get me wrong Get me wrong Don't you get me wrong Only wanna know Only wanna know now Only wanna know Only wanna know now I only wanna know Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Who are you? What have you sacrificed?

Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Who are you? What have you sacrificed?

Jesus Christ Superstar Do you think you're what they say you are?

Jesus Christ Superstar Do you think you're what they say you are?

Tell me what you think about your friends at the top Now who do you think besides yourself was the pick of the crop?

Buddha, was he where it's at? Is he where you are?

Could Mohammed move a mountain or was that just PR?

Did you mean to die like that?

Was that a mistake Or did you know your messy death Would be a record-breaker?

Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong now Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong now Only wanna know Only wanna know now Only wanna know Only wanna know now I only wanna know Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Who are you? What have you sacrificed?

Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Who are you? What have you sacrificed?

Jesus I only wanna know Tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me Don't you get me wrong I only wanna know Jesus I only wanna know Tell me, tell me Tell me, tell me Don't you get me wrong I only wanna know Come on, Jesus Jesus I only wanna know Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me Don't you get me wrong I only wanna know Come on, Jesus Jesus I only wanna know Tell me, tell me


Father, forgive them They don't know what they're doing


My God My God, why have you forgotten me?

Father...

into your hands...

I commend my spirit!