"The Last Supper" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice....
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 . . .
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!
This is my blood you drink
This is my body you eat
If you would remember me when you eat and drink . . .
I must be mad thinking I'll be remembered - yes
I must be out of my head!
Look at your blank faces! My name will mean nothing
Ten minutes after I'm dead!
One of you denies me
One of you betrays me

Apostles
Not I! Who would? Impossible!

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! You know very well who -
Jesus
Why don't you go do it?
Judas
You want me to do it!
Jesus
Hurry they are waiting
Judas
If you knew why I do it . . .
Jesus
I don't care why you do it!
Judas
To think I admired you
For now I despise you
Jesus
You liar - you Judas
Judas
You wanted me to do it!
What if I just stayed here
And ruined your ambition?
Christ you deserve it!

Jesus
Hurry you fool, hurry and go,
Save me your speeches
I don't want to know - Go! Go!

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! They're waiting! Get out! They're waiting!
Oh! They're waiting for you!

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?
Peter? John? James?
Will none of you wait with me?
Peter? John? James?


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"The Last Supper" as written by Rodney Roy Jerkins Rodney Jerkins

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    General Commenti always want to cry at the
    "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"
    part.
    we got to sing that part (only that part) for the play at my school and it was sorta moving.
    americanidioton April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentUsually when I see this performed, the apostles are are drunk, totally unaware of the serious events going down.
    Arbiteron March 12, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that Judas taking off his jacket during this scene has huge meaning. I think that it shows how much he's changing by betraying Jesus, because that's the first time in the movie that you see him without it. I have a coat just like that. Really nice one too, but that's a little off topic lol. (I'm talking about the 2000 version which is the one where Judas has the leather coat, he doesn't have it in the 1973 version. In that he's just a hippy lol)
    micfailon April 11, 2009   Link

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