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Everything's Alright


 

Everything's Alright Lyrics

Everything's Alright Song Lyrics


MARY MAGDALENE

Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you, oh.
Don't you know
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine.
And we want you to sleep well tonight.
Let the world turn without you tonight.
If we try, we'll get by, so forget all about us tonight

APOSTLES' WIVES

Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.

MARY MAGDALENE

Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you, and anoint you.
Myrrh for your hot forehead, oh.
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine.
And it's cool, and the ointment's sweet
For the fire in your head and feet.
Close your eyes, close your eyes
And relax, think of nothing tonight.

APOSTLES' WIVES

Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.

JUDAS

Woman your fine ointment, brand new and expensive
Should have been saved for the poor.
Why has it been wasted? We could have raised maybe
Three hundred silver pieces or more.
People who are hungry, people who are starving
They matter more than your feet and hair!

MARY MAGDALENE

Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you, oh.
Don't you know

APOSTLES' WIVES and MARY

Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.

JESUS

Surely you're not saying we have the resources
To save the poor from their lot?
There will be poor always, pathetically struggling.
Look at the good things you've got.
Think while you still have me!
Move while you still see me!
You'll be lost, and you'll be sorry when I'm gone.

MARY MAGDALENE

Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you.
Myrrh for your hot forehead/
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine.
And it's cool and the ointment's sweet
For the fire in your head and feet.
Close your eyes, close your eyes, and relax
Think of nothing tonight.

APOSTLES' WIVES

Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.

MARY MAGDALENE

Close your eyes, close your eyes, and relax



About

May, 07th 2014
"Everything's Alright" from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a poihnant song that juxtaposes themes of comfort, pragmatism, and social concern within a biblical context. The song is primarily sung by Mary Magdalene, with interjections from Judas and Jesus.

Mary Magdalene's verses reflect her attempts to provide comfort and ressurance to Jesus. Her soothing words and actions, including anointing Jesus with expensive ointment, are gestures of care and devotion. She urges Jesus to relax and not to be burdened by the problems of the world, at least for the night. Her refrain, "Everything's alright, yes, everything's fine," suggests a desire to create a moment of peace and tranquility amidst the brewing storm around them.

Judas, however, challenges Mary's actions, questioning the use of expensive ointment, which he argues could have been sold to help the poor. His criticism reflects a practical and social concern, highlighting the tension between personal devotion to Jesus and the broader mission of helping those in need. Judas's intervention points to a more pragmatic approach to the resources available to them and underscores a fundamental difference in understanding and prioritizing between him and Mary.

Jesus' response to Judas's criticism is complex. He acknowledges the perpetual presence of poverty and suggests that their resources are insufficient to eradicate such a vast problem. Jesus emphasizes the importance of cherishing the time they have with him, implying that his presence is transient and that his followers should appreciate and make the most of the time left.

Overall, "Everything's Alright" encapsulates a multi-layered narrative of personal devotion, social responsibility, and the transient nature of Jesus' time on earth. It contrasts the comforting and immediate care provided by Mary with the broader socio-economic concerns voiced by Judas, all under the looming awareness of Jesus' impending fate.

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