Judas Iscariot, Superstar

Wisdom from the most misunderstood apostle, via Jesus Christ Superstar, a take on the passion which becomes more brilliant the more I watch it.

“If you strip away The myth from the man,
You will see where we all soon will be. Jesus!
You’ve started to believe
The things they say of you.
You really do believe
This talk of God is true.
And all the good you’ve done
Will soon get swept away.
You’ve begun to matter more
Than the things you say.

“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.”

“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.

There’ll be more here about the Lord’s holy rock opera, and certainly more about Judas, in the future. The near future, I bet.

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