"Heaven's On Their Minds" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice....
(Judas)
My mind is clearer now
At last
All too well
I can see
Where we all
Soon will be
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 doneWill soon get swept away
You've begun to matter more
Than the things you say

Listen Jesus
I don't like what I see
All I ask is that you listen to me
And remember
I've been your right hand man all along
You have set them all on fire
They think they've found the new Messiah
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

Nazareth
Your famous son
Should have stayed a great unknown
Like his father carving wood
He'd have made good
Tables, chairs and oaken chests
Would have suited Jesus best
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
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 ev'ry 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
Ah --- ah ah ah --- ah
God Jesus, it's all gone sour

Listen Jesus to the warning I give
Please remember that I want us to live
So come on, come on, listen to me.
Ah --- ah
Come on, listen, listen to me.
Come on and listen to me.
Ah --- ah


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"Heaven on Their Minds" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice

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  • +2
    General CommentI love that this whole musical focuses on how Judas was not an evil man, just a man unsure of what position Jesus' whole "King of the Jews" thing would leave the Jews in, in the long run.

    "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
    If we go too far "
    rainbowcrayonon February 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionEver since I was a kid, even before seeing this awesome production (I saw it first when I was about 9 I think, and I am now 18, and I still love it I've believed that Judas did a good thing...though perhaps unwillingly. Now, before you judge, pleas read on. I believe that it was good because if Judas hadn't betrayed Jesus, then Christ wouldn't have been able to die for our sins....Also, clearly Judas regretted his decision since he killed himself. It's just too bad he committed suicide instead of repenting, because I believe that he very well may have been a good man. Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes big ones. Anyway, Judas was always my favorite character in this play.
    micfailon April 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI wasn't brought up with Christianity, so I saw this musical long before I ever knew the way the acts of Judas are understood by many or most Christians. I was shocked to find out that Christians largely don't see Judas as a sympathetic character, the way I always had (since this musical was pretty much the main thing that informed my understanding of Judas).
    overlyelectricalon May 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust great. Judas talking about how he has doubts about the rise of Christianity.
    Lerxson September 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the most awesome songs ever. Judas beleives that Jesus is just a man and not actually God.
    IhavegoodTasteon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. I think Carl Anderson's version is the best..amazing voice. And yeah, Judas was portrayed as a man with doubts, not the incarnation of evil here, which was certainly a departure from usual christan dogma.
    werummon February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInteresting to listen to this song again now that the
    "Gospel of Judas" as been dicovered and published by National Geographic.
    Arbiteron April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOriginal London cast blows away the opinions of the mediocre majority.

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    Happy Easter & Merry Christmas - every single day until the Judgement!
    NomadMonadon April 03, 2012   Link

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