Dm \\\ F \ G \ My mind is clearer now--at last all too well F \ G \ Dm \\\ I can see where we all soon will be \ \\\ F \ G \ If you strip away the myth from the man F \ G \ Dm \\\ you will see where we all soon will be Dm \\\ \ \ Jesus! You've started to believe Em \ The things they say of you F \ You really do believe G \ Dm \\\ This talk of God is true \ \ And all the good you've done Em \ Will soon get swept away F \ You've begun to matter more G \ Dm \\\\\ Then the things you say Dm \ F \ Listen Jesus I don't like what I see Dm \ G \ All I ask is that you listen to me Bb \ C \ F \ A And remember--I've been your right hand man all along \ Dm \ Bb You have set them all on fire \ F \ \ They think they've found the new Messiah \ Dm A+ - A Bb \ Dm7 \ 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 Bb F Gm Dm Nazareth your famous son should have stayed a great unknown Gm Dm A Dm Like his father carving wood--he'd have made good Bb F Gm Dm Tables chairs and oaken chests would have suited Jesus best Gm Dm A Dm 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 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 every 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
D \ A7 \ Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to Hm \ G G - A7 Problems that upset you oh don't you know D G - A D G - Everything's alright yes everything's fine A4 D G - A D G - And we want you to sleep well tonight A4 D G - A D G - Let the world turn without you tonight A4 D Gm Dm Gm-Am D If we try we'll get by so forget all about us tonight G - A D G - A (Everything's alright yes everything's alright yes) Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you Myrrh for your hot forehead oh then you'll feel Everything's alright yes everything's fine And it's cool and the ointment's sweet For the fire in your head and feet Close your eyes close your eyes And relax think of nothing tonight (Everything's alright yes everything's alright yes) Dm Dm - C Bb Bb - C Woman your fine ointment--brand new and expensive Dm Bb - C Dm \ Could have been saved for the poor Dm Dm- C Bb Bb-C Why has it been wasted? We could have raised maybe Dm Bb - C Dm \ Three hundred silver pieces or more Gm C F Bb People who are hungry, people who are starving Dm A \ \ \ \ \ \ Matter more then your feet and hair 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 (Everything's alright yes everything's alright yes) 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 A \ \ \ \ \ \ \ You'll be lost You'll be so sorry when I'm gone Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you Myrrh for your hot forehead oh then you'll feel Everything's alright yes everything's fine And it's cool and the ointment's sweet For the fire in your head and feet Close your eyes close your eyes And relax think of nothing tonight
E0 E0 Good Caiaphas the council waits for you E0 E0 The Pharisees and priests are here for you E0 E6 Ah gentlemen - you know why we are here E6 E0 (xx33o2) (xx23oo) We've not much time and quite a problem here E0 E0 Hosanna! Superstar! Hosanna! Superstar! E0 E0 \ Hosanna! Superstar! Hosanna! Superstar! E E0 \ E Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street! E E0 A trick or two with lepers E E0 and the whole town's on it's feet E E0 E He's dangerous! (Jesus Christ Superstar) E E0 E He's dangerous! (tell us that you're who they say you are) C0 \ D0 \ The man is in town right now to whip up some support E0 \ F0 G0 A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort E E0 E He's dangerous! (Jesus Christ Superstar) E E0 E He's dangerous! E0 Look Caiaphas - they're right outside our yard E0 Quick Caiaphas - go call the roman guard Em \ A7 \ No wait - we need a more permanent solution Em to our problem G Hm H7 Em What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth D A D G Miracle wonderman - hero of fools? G Hm H7 Em No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans G A G Em One thing I'll say for him - Jesus is cool G Hm H7 Em We dare not to leave him to his own devices G A D G His half-witted fans will get out of control G Hm H7 Em But how can we stop him? His glamour increases G A G Em By leaps every minute - he's top of the poll Em \ C G F Em I see bad thing arising - the crowd crown him king H7 Em Which the Romans would ban Em \ C G F Em I see blood and destruction, our elimination H7 Em because of one man G Hm H7 Em Blood and destruction because of one man D A C Hm Because, because, because of one man G Hm H7 Em Our elimination because of one man D A G \ Because, because, because of one, 'cause of one, \ Em 'cause of one man G Hm H7 Em What then to do about this Jesusmania? G A D G How do we deal with the carpenter king? G Hm H7 Em Where do we start with a man who is bigger G A G Em Than John was when John did his Baptism thing? Em \ C G Fools! You have no perception! F Em H7 Em The stakes we are gambling are frighteningly high! Em \ C G We must crush him completely - F Em H7 Em So like John before him, this Jesus must die G Hm H7 Em For the sake of the nation this Jesus must die D A C Hm Must die, must die, this Jesus must die G Hm H7 Em So like John before him, this Jesus must die D A G \ Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must, \ Em Jesus must die!
G D7 G \ Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho Sanna Bb \ Eb \ Hey Sanna Ho Sanna Ebm \ Em \ Hey J C, J C won't you smile at me? Cm Ab - D7 G \ Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar. Cm H Tell this rabble to be quiet Cm H We anticipate a riot Bb This common crowd H Bb is much too loud. G Cm H Tell the mob who sing your song Cm H That they are fools and they are wrong Bb They are a curse, H Bb G They should disperse. C G7 C \ Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho Sanna Eb \ Ab \ Hey Sanna Ho Sanna Abm \ Am \ Hey J C, J C you're alright by me Fm Db - G C \ Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar. G| D7 G \ Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd? Bb F Bb Nothing can be done to stop the shouting Gm Dm If ev'ry tongue was still A D the noise would still continue A D The rocks and stones themselves A D D7 would start to sing: G D7 G \ Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho Sanna Bb \ Eb \ Hey Sanna Ho Sanna Ebm \ Em \ Hey J C, J C won't you fight for me? Cm Ab - D7 G \ Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar.
D G = D = D9= D G D I don't know how to love him G G6-Gmaj=G D A What to do how to move him D A D A I've been changed yes really changed F#m Hm F#m Hm In these past few days when I've seen myself G - D Em- D A9 A I seem like someone else I don't know how to take this I don't see why he moves me He's a man he's just a man And I've had so many men before In very many ways A=G = D = Em7 D \ He's just one more G \ F#7 \ Hm Should I bring him down should I scream and shout \ G \ D Should I speak of love let my feelings out C G D G D Em \ A9 A I never thought I'd come to this--what's it all about Don't you think it's rather funny I should be in this position I'm the one who's always been So calm, so cool, no lover's fool Running every show He scares me so G \ F#7 \ Hm \ G \ D I never thought I'd come to this--what's it all about Yet if he said he loved me I'd be lost I'd be frightened I couldn't cope just couldn't cope I'd turn my head I'd back away I wouldn't want to know He scares me so I want him so I love him so
Am \ Dm G7 I dreamed I met a Galilean Am \ Bb A most amazing man E7 - E+ F F - F7 Dm6 He had that look you very rarely find E7 Am \ The haunting hunted kind I asked him to say what had happened How it all began I asked him--he never said a word As if he hadn't heard A \ A7 \ Dm \ And next the room was full of wild and angry men G \ G7 Em C| | They seemed to hate this man--they fell on him and then E7| | They disappeared again Then I saw thousands of millions Crying for this man And then I heard them mentioning my name And leaving me the blame
D A7 Hm D Look at all my trials and tribulations G D Em A7 Sinking in a gentle pool of wine D F#7 Hm D9 Don't disturb me now I can see the answers G - G6 A9 D A7 Till this evening is this morning 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 still talk about us when we've died
Am Am/G Am/F Am/E I only want to say Dm Dm/C Dm/H Dm/A If there is a way G \ C \ Take this cup away from me for E \ Am \ I don't want to taste its poison F \ Am \ H7 \ Feel it burn me, I have changed I'm not as sure E \ As when we started Am Am/G Am/F Am/E Then I was inspired Dm Dm/C Dm/H Dm/A Now I sad and tired G \ C \ E \ Listen surely I've exceeded expectations Am \ F \ Tried for three years seems like thirty Am \ E7 \ Am \ Could you ask as much from any other man? Am G F E But if I die Am G F E See the saga through and do the things you ask of me Am G F E Let them hate me hit me hurt me nail me to their tree Am Am - Am=D7 I'd wanna know I'd wanna know my God Am Am - Am=D7 I'd wanna know I'd wanna know my God Am Am - Am=D7 I'd wanna see I'd wanna see my God Am Am - Am=D7 I'd wanna see I'd wanna see my God Am G F E Why should I die? Am G F E Would I be more noticed than I ever was before? Am G F E Would the things I've said and done matter any more? Am Am - Am= D I'd have to know I'd have to know my Lord Am Am - Am= D I'd have to know I'd have to know my Lord Am Am - Am= D7 I'd have to see I'd have to see my Lord Am Am - Am= D7 I'd have to see I'd have to see my Lord Hm Hm - Hm=E7 If I die what will be my reward? Hm Hm - Hm=E7 If I die what will be my reward? Hm Hm - Hm= E I'd have to know I'd have to know my Lord Hm Hm - Hm= E I'd have to know I'd have to know my Lord Hm A G F# Why should I die? Hm A G F# Can you show me now that I would not be killed in vain? Hm A G F# Show me just a little of your omnipresent brain Hm A G F# Show me there's a reason for you wanting me to die Hm A G F# You're far too keen on where and how and not so hot on why Hm A G F# Alright I'll die! Hm A G F# Just watch me die! Hm A G F# See how I die! Hm A G F# See how I die! Hm A G F# Hm A G F# Hm A G F# Hm A G F# Hm A G| Hm \ \ \ Hm Hm/A Hm/G Hm/F# Then I was inspired Em Em/D Em/C# Em/H Now I sad and tired A \ D \ F# \ After all I've tried for three years seems like ninety Hm \ G \ Hm \ Why then am I scared to finish what I started C#7 \ F# \ What you started--I didn't start it Hm Hm/A Hm/G Hm/F# God thy will is hard Em Em/D Em/C# Em/H But you hold every card A \ D \ I will drink your cup of poison, F# \ Hm \ nail me to your cross and break me G \ Hm \ F#7 Bleed me beat me kill me take me now-- \ G Em - F# Hm Before I change my mind
F#m F#m7 D A Jesus I am overjoyed to meet you face to face F#m F#m7 D A You've been getting quite a name all around the place F#m C#m D A Healing cripples raising from the dead D - A Hm - A D - A Hm7 E-E7 And now I understand you're God at least that's what you've said A \ H7 \ So you are the Christ you're the great Jesus Christ E6 E7 A| | Prove to me that you're divine--change my water into wine A \ H7 \ That's all you need do and I'll know it's all true E E7 A \ Come on King of the Jews Jesus you won't believe the hit you've made round here You are all we talk about 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 you are the Christ you're 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 E E7 A F7 Come on King of the Jews Bb \ C7 \ F F7 Bb| Bb \ \ C7 \ F F7 Bb \ Gm Gm7 Eb Bb I only ask things I'd ask any superstar Gm Gm7 Eb Bb What is it that you have got that puts you where you are? Gm Dm Eb Bb I am waiting yes I'm a captive fan Eb - Bb Cm - Bb Eb - Bb Cm7 F- I am dying to be shown that you are not just any man F7 Bb \ C7 \ So if you are the Christ yes the great Jesus Christ F F7 Bb| | Feed my household with this bread--you can do it on your head Bb \ C7 \ Or has something gone wrong? Why do you take so long? F F7 Bb| G| - Come on King of the Jews G| D7| - G7| C \ D7 \ Hey! Aren't you scared of me Christ? Mr. Wonderful Christ! G G7 C| | You're a joke you're not the Lord--you are nothing but a fraud C \ D7 \ Take him away--he's got nothing to say! G G7 G| Get out you King of the. Get out. G G7 C Get out you King of the Jews! C D7 Get out you King of the Jews! G G7 C Get out of my life!
¦: E A D-A E :¦ E7 G6 Every time I look at you I don't understand A7 E Why you let the things you did get so out of hand. E7 G6 You'd have managed better if you'd had it planned. A7 E Why'd you choose such a backward time and such a strange land? E7 G6 If you'd come today you would have reached the whole nation. A7 E Israel in four B.C. had no mass communication. E Don't you get me wrong. G Don't you get me wrong. A7 Don't you get me wrong. E Don't you get me wrong. E I only want to know. G I only want to know. A7 I only want to know. E I only want to know. E A ¦: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, D - A E Who are you? What have you sacrificed? :¦ E A ¦: Jesus Christ, Superstar, D - A E Do you think you're what they say you are? :¦ ¦: E = G = A = A#0 = E :¦ E Tell me what you think about your friends at the top. Who d'you think besides yourself's the pick of the crop? Buddha, was he where it's at? Is he where you are? Could Mohammed move a mountain, or was that just P.R.? Did you mean to die like that? Was that a mistake, or Did you think your messy death would be a record breaker? Don't you get me wrong. Don't you get me wrong. Don't you get me wrong. Don't you get me wrong. I only want to know. I only want to know. I only want to know. I only want to know. ¦: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Who are you? What have you sacrificed? :¦ ¦: Jesus Christ, Superstar, Do you think you're what they say you are? :¦