(Heaven On Their Minds)

Jesus Christ, Superstar

movie poster 1973 Movie Cast:
Jesus: Ted Neeley
Judas: Carl Anderson
Mary: Yvonne Elliman
Caiaphas: Bob Bingham
Annas: Kurt Yaghjian
Simon: Larry Marshall
Pilate: Barry Dennen
Herod: Josh Mostel
Peter: Paul Thomas
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 be 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's most 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 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
[screaming] Ah --- ah ah ah --- ah
God Jesus, 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, listen to me.
Ah --- ah
Come on, listen, listen to me.
Come on and listen to me.
Ah --- ah

What's The Buzz/Strange Things Mystifying

Apostles
What's the buzz
Tell me what's a-happening

Jesus
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
I could give you facts and figures
I could give you plans and forecasts
Even tell you where I'm going

Apostles
When do we
Ride to Jerusalem?

Jesus
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

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

Mary Magdalene
Let me try
To cool down your face a bit

Jesus
That feels nice, so nice
Mary, oooh, that is good

While you prattle through your supper
Where and when and who and how
She alone has tried to give me
What I need right here and now

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

Judas
It's a strange thing
Mystifying
That a man like you
Can waste his time
With women of her kind
I can understand that she amuses you
But to let her stroke you
Kiss your hair
Is hardly in your line
It's not that I object
To her profession
But it doesn't seem to square
With what you do or say
It doesn't help
If you're inconsistant
They only need a small excuse
To put us all away

Jesus
Who are you
To criticize 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

Apostles, except Judas
No you are wrong
You're very wrong
How can you say that!
How can you say that!

Jesus
Not one, not one of you!

Then Are We Decided?

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

Annas
Why let him upset us? Ciaphas, let him be.
All those imbecils will see he really doesn't matter.

Caiaphas
But Jesus is important! We've let him go his way before
And while he starts a major war, we theorize and chatter.

Annas
He's just another scripture thumping hack from Galilee.

Caiaphas
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?

Annas
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.

Caiaphas
Put yourself in my place. (i can't remember this line....)
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 devided.

Annas

Then say so to the council, but don't rely on subtly.
Frighten them, or they won't see.

Caiaphas
Then we are decided?

Annas
Then we are decided.

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