Religion-inspired lyrics that move you...
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01-11-2013, 06:04 PM
RE: Religion-inspired lyrics that move you...
(21-09-2013 11:11 AM)kim Wrote:  I like mostly all of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. ALL of it.

YES!! I have been listening to this one too much lately. If I had to pick it's this one. The back and forth between Jesus and judas, their voices together, nearly brings me to tears.

Judas:
Woman your fine oinment - brand new and expensive
Could have been saved for the poor
Why has it been wasted? We could have raised maybe
Three hundred silver pieces or more
People who are hungry, people who are starving
Matter more than your feet and hair

Mary Magdalene:
Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you oh 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
If we try we'll get by so forget all about us tonight

Apostles' women:
Everything's alright yes everything's alright yes

Jesus:
Surely you're not saying we have the resources
To save the poor from their lot?
There will be poor always pathetically struggling -
Look at the good things you've got!
Think! While you still have me
Move! While you still see me
You'll be lost you'll be so sorry when I'm gone

And then this part:


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're waiting

Judas:
If you knew why I do it...

Jesus:
I don't care why you do it!

Judas:
To think I admired you but for now I despise you

Jesus:
You liar - you Judas

Judas:
You want 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 wanna know - 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 die

Judas:
You said pathetic man - see where you've brought us to
Our ideals die around us all because of you
And now 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
A jaded jaded faded mandarin

Jesus:
Get out! They're waiting! Get out!
They're waiting for you

Judas:
Every 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 -
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