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Jesus Christ, Superstar

This Jesus Must Die Lyrics

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
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
With not much time, and quite a problem here

Crowd Outside
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 its feet

All
He is dangerous! He is dangerous!

Crowd
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Tell us that you are who they say you are

Priests
He is dangerous, dangerous
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

Crowd
Jesus Christ, Superstar

Priests
He is dangerous
Look Caiaphas
They are right outside our yard
Quick Caiaphas
Go call the Roman guard

Caiaphas
No wait, we need a more permanent solution to our problem.

Annas
What shall we do about Jesus of Nazareth?
Miracle worker, pilgrim or fool

Priest
No riots, no Romans, no fighting, no slogans

Caiaphas
One thing to 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

Priest
But how can we stop him, his glamour increases
With every minute, he's top of the pole

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

Voices
What can we do about this Jesusmania?
How can 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?

Caiaphas
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
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Next song: Hosanna

  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
  25. John 19:40

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