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