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King Herod's Song lyrics

 

King Herod's Song Song Lyrics


HEROD
Jesus, I am overjoyed to meet you face to face.
You've been getting quite a name all around the place.
Healing cripples, raising from the dead.
And now I understand you're God,
At least, that's what you've said.
So, you are the Christ, you're the great Jesus Christ.
Prove to me that you're divine; change my water into wine.
That's all you need do, then I'll know it's all true.
Come on, King of the Jews.
Jesus, you just won't believe the hit you've made around here.
You are all we talk about, the wonder of the year.
Oh what a pity if it's all a lie.
Still, I'm sure that you can rock the cynics if you tried.
So, you are the Christ, you're the great Jesus Christ.
Prove to me that you're no fool; walk across my swimming pool.
If you do that for me, then I'll let you go free.
Come on, King of the Jews.
I only ask what I'd ask any superstar.
What is it that you have got that puts you where you are.
I am waiting, yes I'm a captive fan.
I'm dying to be shown that you are not just any man.
So, if you are the Christ, yes the great Jesus Christ
Feed my household with this bread.
You can do it on your head.
Or has something gone wrong. Jesus, why do you take so long?
Oh come on, King of the Jews.
Hey! Aren't you scared of me Christ?
Mr. Wonderful Christ?
You're a joke. You're not the Lord.
You are nothing but a fraud.
Take him away.
He's got nothing to say!
Get out you King of the,
Get out King of the,
Oh get out you King of the Jews!
Get out of here!
Get out of here you,
Get out of my life.



Meaning of King Herod's Song

May, 07th 2014

"King Herod's Song" from "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a sarirical and mocking portrayal of King Herod's encounter with Jesus Christ. The song reflects Herod’s skepticism and condescension towards Jesus, whom he views more as an entertainer than a spiritual leader.

Herod starts by expressing faux joy at meeting Jesus, "Jesus, I am overjoyed to beet you face to face." This sets the tone for his cynical and patronizing attitude. He's aware of Jesus' reputation for miracles but is far from convinced, seeing Jesus as a curiosity rather than someone with a divine mission.

Herod challenges Jesus to perform miracles as a test of his divinity, “Prove to me that you're divine; change my water into wine.” This demand for a demonstration of Jesus’ powers trivializes the spiritual nature of Jesus’ mission, reducing it to mere spectacle.

Herod’s true intention is not to find spiritual enlightenment but to be entertained, as evidenced by his sarcastic tone, “You are all we talk about, the wonder of the year.” His requests for miracles are demeaning, treating Jesus like a circus act rather than a religious figure.

The king’s impatience and frustration grow as Jesus remains silent, “Jesus, why do you take so long?” Herod's inability to provoke a response from Jesus leads him to dismiss Jesus as a fraud, revealing Herod's lack of understanding and superficial approach to matters of faith.

The song concludes with Herod angrily sending Jesus away, “Get out of my life.” His dismissal of Jesus is both literal and metaphorical, representing a rejection of Jesus’ spiritual message and his refusal to engage with it on any meaningful level.

"King Herod's Song" is a powerful commentary on the clash between superficiality and genuine faith, showcasing Herod's shallow perception of Jesus' profound spiritual significance.

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