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Judas' Death


 

Judas' Death Lyrics

Judas' Death Song Lyrics


JUDAS

My God! I saw him.
He looked three-quarters dead!
And he was so bad I had to turn my head.
You beat him so hard that he was bent and lame,
And I know who everybody's going to blame.
I don't believe he knows I acted for our good.
I'd save him all this suffering if I could.
Don't believe...our good...
And I'd save him if I could...

ANNAS

Cut the confessions, forget the excuses.
I don't understand why you're filled with remorse.
All that you've said has come true with a vengeance.
The mob turned against him, you backed the right horse.

CAIAPHAS

What you have done will be the saving of everyone.
You'll be remembered forever for this.
And not only that, you've been paid for your efforts.
Pretty good wages for one little kiss.

JUDAS

Christ, I know you can't hear me,
But I only did what you wanted me too.
Christ, I'd sell out the nation,
For I have been saddled with the murder of you.
I have been spattered with innocent blood.
I shall be dragged through the slime and the mud.
I have been spattered with innocent blood.
I shall be dragged through the slime and the mud!
I don't know how to love him.
I don't know why he moves me.
He's a man. He's just a man.
He is not a king. He is just the same
As anyone I know.
He scares me so!
When he's cold and dead will he let me be?
Does he love me too? Does he care for me?
My mind is in darkness.
God, God I'm sick. I've been used,
And you knew all the time.
God, God I'll never ever know why you chose me for your crime.
You're so bloody, Christ.

CHOIR

Poor old Judas. So long Judas.

JUDAS

You have murdered me.



About

May, 07th 2014
"Judas' Death" from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a deeply inteospective and tragic song that explores Judas Iscariot’s inner turmoil and guilt following his betrayal of Jesus. The song is a poignant portrayal of despair, regret, and confusion, culminating in Judas's realization of the gravity of his actions.

In the beginning, Judas is horrified by the consequences of his betrayal. He expreses shock and remorse upon witnessing the extent of Jesus' suffering, “He looked three-quarters dead!” Judas’s initial thought was that he acted for the greater good, but now he's grappling with the harsh reality of his decision. His line, “I don't believe he knows I acted for our good,” shows his inner conflict and the dawning realization that his actions might not have been justified.

Annas and Caiaphas, on the other hand, show no such remorse. They see Judas's actions as beneficial, stating, “What you have done will be the saving of everyone.” They even remind him of his financial gain, “Pretty good wages for one little kiss,” underscoring the transactional nature of his betrayal.

Judas, overwhelmed by guilt and despair, addresses Jesus directly, “Christ, I know you can't hear me, but I only did what you wanted me too.” He questions the very nature of his role in the events, feeling he has been a pawn in a larger divine plan, one that has now left him "spattered with innocent blood."

The song delves into Judas's deep existential crisis. He reflects on his relationship with Jesus, “I don't know how to love him,” revealing his confusion over his feelings for Jesus, whom he sees as “just a man.” The torment in Judas's mind is palpable as he grapples with Jesus's human and divine natures.

In the end, Judas feels utterly abandoned and cursed, “God, God I'm sick. I've been used,” indicating a sense of betrayal by God Himself. His utterance, “You have murdered me,” is a profound expression of his belief that his fate was sealed by forces beyond his control.

"Judas' Death" is thus a complex exploration of betrayal, guilt, and the human struggle with moral choices and their irreversible consequences.

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