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The Last Supper


 

The Last Supper Lyrics

The Last Supper Song Lyrics


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

No! Who would?! Impossible!

JESUS

Peter will deny my 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 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.
Well now I despise you.

JESUS

You liar. You Judas.

JUDAS

You want 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!

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 are waiting for you!

JUDAS

Every time 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 had it planned...
Oh....

APOSTLES

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

Will no one stay awake with me?
Peter, John, James?
Will none of you wait with me?
Peter, John, James?



About

May, 07th 2014

"The Last Supper" from "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a song that vividly ikkustrates the tension and impending betrayal at the final meal Jesus shares with his disciples. The song juxtaposes the apostles' obliviousness and Jesus's acute awareness of the events about to unfold.

The apostles, singing about their trials and hopes of being remembered, are deoicted as blissfully unaware of the gravity of the moment. Their focus on future glory and writing the Gospels shows a lack of understanding of Jesus's immediate plight: "Look at all my trials and tribulations... Always hoped that I'd be an apostle... Then when we retire, we can write the Gospels, so they'll all talk about us when we've died."

In stark contrast, Jesus expresses his frustration and sense of betrayal, both by Judas and the other apostles. His lines, "For all you care, this wine could be my blood... For all you care, this bread could be my body," reveal his disappointment in their lack of comprehension of the symbolism of the Last Supper and what it represents for his imminent sacrifice.

The interaction between Jesus and Judas is particularly poignant. Jesus confronts Judas about his betrayal, which Judas doesn’t deny but rather justifies with bitterness and disillusionment: "You want me to do it... What if I just stayed here and ruined your ambition... Christ, you deserve it." This dialogue underscores the complex relationship between Jesus and Judas, marked by a mix of respect, betrayal, and inevitable tragedy.

Throughout the song, there's a palpable sense of foreboding and inevitability. Jesus's acknowledgment of his forthcoming betrayal and his disciples' eventual denial ("One of you denies me. One of you betrays me... Peter will deny me in just a few hours") heightens the dramatic tension.

"The Last Supper" is thus a powerful portrayal of Jesus's last moments with his disciples, marked by contrasting emotions, a sense of betrayal, and the looming shadow of the crucifixion.

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