Jesus Christ, Superstar

King Herod, Judas' Death,
Trial Before Pilate

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
King 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, 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?
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!

Could We Start Again Please

Mary Magdelene
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
Could we start again please

I think you've made your point now
You 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

Judas' Death

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

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

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

I know you can't hear me
But I only did what you wanted me to
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?

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! murdered me! murdered me!

So long, Judas Poor old Judas

Trial Before Pilate

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

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

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

You're a king

Yes you can see I am
I look for truth
And find that I get damned

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

Crucify him, 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!

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! Crucify!

Pilate (Counting off the 39 Lashes)
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 have 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?

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!

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! 
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  1. Overture
  2. Heaven on Their Minds
  3. What's the Buzz
  4. Strange Thing Mistifying
  5. Then We Are Decided
  6. Everything's Alright
  7. This Jesus Must Die
  8. Hosanna
  9. Simon Zealotes/Poor Jerusalem
  10. Pilate's Dream
  11. The Temple
  12. I Don't know How to Love Him
  13. Damned For All Time/Bloodmoney
  14. The Last Supper
  15. Gethsemane
  16. The Arrest
  17. Peter's Denial
  18. Pilate and Christ
  19. King Herod's Song (movie version)
  20. Could We Start Again Please
  21. Judas's Death
  22. Trial Before Pilate
  23. Superstar
  24. Crucifixion - John 19:40

103 minutes, rated G. Music in movie conducted by Andre Previn

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