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Jesus Christ, Superstar (stage)


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!
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 ev'ry 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,
they'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 they are getting much too loud,
and they'll crush us if they 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 ev'ry hour,
all your followers are blind,
too much heaven on their minds,
It was beautiful but now it's sour,
yes it's all, gone sour,
Ah, ah, ah, ah ,ah



STRANGE THING MYSTIFYING

JUDAS
It seems to me a strange thing mystifying,
that a man like you, can waste his time,
on woman of her kind.

Yes I can understand that she amuses,
but to let her stroke you, kiss your hair,
is 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.

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

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.

FOLLOWERS AND APOSTLES
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?

JESUS
Not one!
Not one of you!!



EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT

MARY MAGDALENE
Try not to get worried
Try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you and
Don't you know everything's alright,
Yes, everything's fine
And we want you to sleep well tonight
Let the world turn without you tonight
Close you eyes, close your eyes and relax,
think of nothing tonight

Sleep and I shall soothe you
Calm you and annoint you
Myrrh for your hot forehead and
don't you know evrything's alright,
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
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax
REPEAT AND FADE



THIS JESUS MUST DIE                    

1st PRIEST
Good Caiaphas,
the council waits for you,
the pharisees,
and priests are here for you,

CAIAPHAS
Ah gentlemen,
you know why we are here,
we've not much time,
and quite a problem here,

FOLLOWERS
Hosanna superstar
Hosanna superstar
Hosanna superstar
Hosanna superstar

ANNAS
Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street,
a trick or two with lepers and the whole town's on it's feet.

PRIESTS
He is dangerous!

FOLLOWERS
Jesus Christ, superstar.

PRIESTS
He is dangerous!

FOLLOWERS
tell us that you're who they say you are.

2nd PRIEST
that man is in town right now to whip up some support!

3rd PRIEST
A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort!

PRIESTS
He is dangerous!

FOLLOWERS
Jesus Christ, superstar.

PRIESTS
He is dangerous!

2nd PRIEST
Look Caiaphas!
They're right outside our yard!

3rd PRIEST
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 wonder man, hero of fools?

3rd PRIEST
No riots, no army,
no fighting, no slogans.

CAIAPHAS
One thing I'll say for him,
Jesus is cool!

ANNAS
We dare not leave him to his own devices,
his half witted fans will get out of control,

3rd PRIEST
But how can we stop him?
his glamour increases ev'ry minute,
he's top of the poll!

CAIAPHAS
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.

PRIESTS
Because, because, because of one man.

CAIAPHAS
Our elimination because of one man.

PRIESTS
Because, because, because of one,
cause of one, cause of one man.

3rd PRIEST
What then to do about this Jesus mania?

ANNAS
How do we deal with the carpenter King?

3rd PRIEST
Where do we start with a man who is bigger,
than John was when John did his baptism thing?

CAIAPHAS
Foos! You have no perception,
the stakes we are gambling are fright'ningly 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,

PRIESTS
Must die, must die this Jesus must die,

CAIAPHAS
So like John before him this Jesus must die,

PRIESTS
Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must,
Jesus must die!



HOSANNA                                         

CROWD
Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna
Hey J C, J C won't 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 J C, J C you're 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 ev'ry tongue was still the noise would still continue
The rocks and stones themselves would start to sing:

CROWD
Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna
Hey J C, J C won't you fight for me?
Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar



SIMON ZEALOTES/POOR JERUSALEM         

CROWD
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

SIMON
What more do you need to convince you
That you have made it and you're easily as strong
As the filth from Rome who raped our country
And who've terrorized our people for so long?

CHORUS
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

SIMON
There must be over fifty thousand
Screaming love and more for you
Everyone of fifty thousand
Would do whatever you ask him to
Keep them yelling their devotion
But add a touch of hate at Rome
You will rise to a greater power
We will win ourselves come home
You'll get the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
You got the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
Amen! Amen!

JESUS
Neither you Simon, nor the fifty thousand
Nor the Romans, nor the Jews
Nor Judas, nor the twelve
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'd close your eyes
But you'd close your eyes
While you live
Your troubles are many
Poor Jerusalem
To conquer death
You only have to die
You only have to die



PILATE'S DREAM                                 

PILATE
I dreamed I met a Galilean
A most amazing man
He had that look
You very rarely find
The haunting, hunted 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

Then I saw thousands of millions
Crying for this man
And then I heard them mentioning my name
And leaving me the blame



TEMPLE  SCENE                          

MONEYLENDERS AND MERCHANTS
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

Name your price I got everything
Come and buy it's all going fast
Borrow cash on the finest terms
Hurry now while stocks still last

JESUS
My temple should be a house of prayer
But you have made it a den of thieves
Get up, get out

My time
Is almost through
Little left to do
After all
I've tried for three years
Seems like thirty
Seems like thirty

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

JESUS
Oh, there's too many of you, don't push me
Oh, there's too little of me, don't crowd me
Heal yourselves!



EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT (REPRISE)                  

MARY MAGDALENE
Try not to get worried
Try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you
Well, don't you know
Everything's all right
Yes, Everything's fine

JESUS
And I think I shall sleep well tonight
Let the world turn without me tonight

MARY MAGDELENE
Close your eyes
Close your eyes
And forget all about us tonight



I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM                  

MARY MAGDALENE
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



DAMNED FOR ALL TIME/BLOOD MONEY               

JUDAS
Now if I help you
It matters that you see
This sordid kind 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
Of 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
Of 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?
Who see the sad solution
Know what must be done?
I have no thought at all
Of my own reward
I really didn't come here
Of my own accord
Just don't say I'm
Damned 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
Won't go unrewarded

CAIAPHAS
We'll pay you in silver
Cash on the nail
We just need to know
Where the soldiers can find him
With no crowd around him
Then we can't fail

JUDAS
I don't need your blood money

CAIAPHAS
Oh, that doesn't matter
Our expenses are good

JUDAS
I don't 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
We've noted your motives
We've noted your feelings
This isn't blood money
It's a fee nothing more

JUDAS
On Thursday night
You'll find him where you want him
Far from the crowds
In the garden of Gethesmene

CHORUS
Well done Judas
Good old Judas

END OF ACT I

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR PAGE II
THE LAST SUPPER                                      

APOSTLES
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

JESUS
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

APOSTLES
Not I!  Who would?  Impossible!

JESUS
Peter will deny 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 twelve chosen
Will leave to betray me -

JUDAS
Cut out the dramatics!  You know very well who -

JESUS
Why don't you go do it?  

JUDAS
You want me to do it!

JESUS
Hurry they are waiting  

JUDAS
If you knew why I do it . . .

JESUS
I don't care why you do it!  

JUDAS
To think I admired you
Well now I despise you!

JESUS
You liar - you Judas  

JUDAS
You wanted me to do it!
What if I just stayed here
And ruined your ambition?
Christ you deserve it!

JESUS
Hurry you fool, hurry and go,
Save me your speeches
I don't want to know - Go!  Go!

APOSTLES
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

JUDAS
You sad pathetic man - see where you've brought us to
Our ideals die around us and all because of you
But the saddest cut of all -
Someone has to turn you in
Like a common criminal, like a wounded animal
A jaded mandarin
A jaded mandarin
Like a jaded, faded, faded, jaded, jaded mandarin

JESUS
Get out!  They're waiting!  Get out!  They're waiting!
Oh!  They're waiting for you!

JUDAS
Everytime 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 -
Ah --- ah

APOSTLES
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 evening is this morning life is fine

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

JESUS
Will no-one stay awake with me?
Peter?  John?  James?
Will none of you wait with me?
Peter?  John?  James?



GETHSEMANE                                     

JESUS
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 thirty
Could you ask as much
From any other man?

But if I should 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
I'd want to know
I'd want to know my God
I'd want to see
I'd want to see my God
I'd 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
I'd have to know
I'd have to know my Lord
I'd have to see
I'd have to see my Lord
I'd 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?
I'd have to know
I'd have to know my Lord
I'd 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
You're far too keen on where and how
But not so hot on why
Alright I'll die!
Just watch me die!
See how, see how I die!
Oh, just watch me die!

Then I was inspired
Now I'm sad and tired
After all I've tried for three years
Seems like ninety
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



THE ARREST                                             

JUDAS
There he is
They're all asleep, the fools

JESUS
Judas, must you betray me
With a kiss?

PETER AND APOSTLES
What's the buzz
Tell me what's happening
Hang on Lord
We're gonna fight for you

JESUS
Put away your swords,
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

CROWD
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 all worthwhile?

Come with us to see Caiaphas
You'll just love the high priest's house
You'll just love seeing Caiaphas
You'll just die in the high priest's 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've had the breaks?
What would you say were your big mistakes?

Come with us to see Caiaphas
You just love the high priest's house
You just love seeing Caiaphas
You'll just die in the high priest's house

Now we have him, now we got him
Now we have him, now we got him

CAIAPHAS
Jesus you must realize
The serious charges facing you
You say you're the son of God
In all your handouts
Well is it true?

JESUS
That's what you say
You say that I am

ANNAS
Now that we have the gentleman
What more evidence do we need?
Judas, thank you for the victim
Stay a while and you'll see him bleed!

CROWD
Now we have him, now we got him
Take him to Pilate, take him to Pilate!



PETER'S DENIAL                          

WOMAN
I think I've seen you somewhere
I remember
You were with that man
They took away
I recognize your face

PETER
You've got the wrong man, lady
I don't know him
And I wasn't where
He was tonight
Never near the place

SOLDIER
That's strange
For I am sure I saw you with him
You were right by his side
And yet you deny it?

PETER
I tell you
I was never ever with him

OLD MAN
But I saw you too
It looked just like you

PETER
I DON'T KNOW HIM!

MARY
Peter don't you know what you have said
You've gone and cut him dead

PETER
I had to do it
Don't you see?
Or else they'd go for me

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



PILATE AND CHRIST                             

PILATE
Who is this broken man?
Cluttering up my hallway?
Who is this un-for-tu-nate?

SOLDIER
Someone Christ, King of the Jews

PILATE
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?

JESUS
That's what you say

PILATE
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 your fate?
An amazing thing
This silent king
Since you come from Galilee
So you need not come to me
You're Herod's race
You're Herod's case

CHORUS
Hosanna, hey sanna, sanna sanna ho
Sanna hey, sanna ho, sanna
Hey JC, JC, please explain to me
You had everything, where is it now?



KING HEROD'S SONG                       

HEROD
Jesus, I am overjoyed
To meet you face to face
You've been getting quite a name
All around the place
Healing cripples
Raising from the dead
Now I understand you're God
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
C'mon 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
Oh 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
Then I'll let you go free
C'mon 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, 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?
Aw, c'mon 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 you 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
JUDAS' DEATH                                  

JUDAS
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
Going to blame
I don't believe he knows
I acted for our good
I'd save him all the suffering
If I could
Don't believe
Our good
Save him
If I could

PRIEST
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 vengence
The mob has turned against him
You've backed the right horse

CAIAPHAS
What you have done
Will be the saving of Israel
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

JUDAS
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 should be dragged
Through the slime and the mud
I have been spattered
With innocent blood
I should be dragged
Through 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's 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 me too?
Does he care for me?
Ohhhhh...

My mind is darkness now
My god I am sick
I've been used
And you knew
All the time
God I'll never ever know
Why you chose me for your crime
For your foul bloody crime
You have murdered me!
You have murdered me!

CHORUS
So long, Judas
Poor old Judas
TRIAL BEFORE PILATE (INCLUDING THE 39 LASHES)      

PILATE
And so the king
Is once again my guest
And why is this?
Was Herod unimpressed?

CAIAPHAS
We turned 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

PILATE
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?

JESUS
I have got no kingdom
In this world
I'm through, through, through
There may be a kingdom for me
Somewhere if I only knew

PILATE
You're a king

JESUS
Its you that say I am
I look for truth
And find that I get damned

PILATE
But what is truth?
Is truth unchanging law?
We both have truths
Are mine the same as yours?

CROWD
Crucify him, crucify him!

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

CROWD
We have no king but Caesar

PILATE
He's done no wrong
No, not the slightest thing

PILATE
We have no king but Caesar
Crucify him!

PILATE
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

CROWD
Crucify! Crucify!

PILATE
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!

PILATE
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 have your life in my hands?
How can you stay quiet?
I don't believe you understand!

JESUS
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

PILATE
You're a fool, Jesus Christ
How can I help you?

CROWD
Crucify him! Crucify him!
Remember Caesar
You have a duty
To keep the peace
So crucify him!
You'll be demoted
You'll be deported
So crucify him!

PILATE
Don't let me stop
Your great self-desctruction
Die if you want to
You misguided martyr!
I wash my hands
Of your demolition
Die if you want to
You innocent puppet!



SUPERSTAR                                      

JUDAS
Ev'ry 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
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong, now
Don't you get me wrong

(Only want to know)
Only want to know
(Only want to know, now)
Only want to know
(Only want to know)
Only want to know
(Only want to know, now)
Only want to 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 d'you think besides yourself
Was the pick of the crop?
Buddah was he where it's 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 your messy death
Would be a record breaker?

(Don't you get me wrong)  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)  Don't you get me wrong
(Don't you get me wrong, now)  Don't you get me wrong

(Only want to know)  Only want to know
(Only want to know, now)  Only want to know
(Only want to know)  Only want to know
(Only want to know, now)  I only want to know

CHORUS
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?

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?



CRUCIFIXION                                     

JESUS
God forgive them
They don't know what they're doing

Who is my mother?
Where is my mother?

My God
My God
Why have you forgotten me?

I'm thirsty
I'm thirsty
Oh God I'm thirsty

It is finished
Father
Into your hands
I commend my spirit

END OF ACT II