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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