Musicals – Jesus Christ Superstar: The Last Supper lyrics


Christ you deserve it! Is just a little harder when brought about by friends
For all you care this wine could be my blood
For all you care this bread could be my body
The end! James? Will none of you wait with me? APOSTLES:
Look at all my trials and tribulations
Sinking in a gentle pool of wine
Don’t disturb me now I can see the answers
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

JESUS:
The end… Go! 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! Get out! Peter? They’re waiting! They’re waiting for you! John? JUDAS:
To think I admired you
For now I despise you

JESUS:
You liar – you Judas

JUDAS:
You wanted me to do it! John? I must be mad thinking I’ll be remembered – yes
I must be out of my head! James? What if I just stayed here
And ruined your ambition? Impossible! My name will mean nothing
Ten minutes after I’m dead! Look at your blank faces! This is my blood you drink
This is my body you eat
If you would remember me when you eat and drink. You know very well who

JESUS:
Why don’t you go do it? JESUS:
I don’t care why you do it! Peter? JESUS:
Hurry they are waiting

JUDAS:
If you knew why I do it… Who would? JESUS:
Hurry you fool, hurry and go,
Save me your speeches
I don’t want to know – Go! One of you denies me
One of you betrays me

APOSTLES:
Not I! Oh! JUDAS:
Everytime 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 –
Ah ah

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 evening is this morning life is fine

Always hoped that I’d be an apostle
Knew that I would make it if I tried If I tried
Then when we retire we can write the gospels
So they’ll still talk about us when we’ve died

JESUS:
Will no-one stay awake with me? JUDAS:
You want me to do it! They’re waiting! 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’ve died

JUDAS:
You sad pathetic man – see where you’ve brought us to
Our ideals die around us and all because of you
But 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
Like a jaded, faded, faded, jaded, jaded mandarin

JESUS:
Get out!