"Heaven On Their Minds" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice....
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

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 be 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's most 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 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
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 Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber

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  • +2
    General CommentThe first proper song from Jesus Christ Superstar (JCS), and easily the best.

    The story of (JCS) is mainly shown through the eyes of Judas and this song gives you his motivation from the outset.

    It is essentially a plea from a friend to a friend. In occupied Jerusalem, the Romans and the Pharisee's were willing to overlook small religious movements, but the followers of Jesus Christ were becoming much more vocal and alot of them were trying to use his teachings as the basis for a violent uprising against the Roman Empire, an uprising that was sure to fail.

    Judas could see how dangerous this situation was becoming and this song is his plea for his friend, Jesus to put a stop to the madness before it resulted in bloodshed.

    A beautiful song that really tries to look at the reasons behind Judas's betrayal of Christ.

    * The only version of this song worth listening to is the version sung by Carl Anderson (RIP) on the soundtrack of the film. No other recorded version does this song justice.
    Grug88on December 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the Original London Concept recording better, 'cause its original i guess. But the soundtrack version is good too.
    masopunkon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my what a good song
    myhotelyearon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing movie, amazing song
    Richie45069on December 09, 2007   Link

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