Track Title:               Trial Before Pilate (Including the 39 Lashes)
Album Title:               Jesus Christ Superstar Soundtrack - disc 2
Prime Artist:              Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilate)

Lyrics by:                 Tim Rice
Music by:                  Andrew Lloyd Webber
Vocal:                     Victor Brox (Caiaphas)
Vocal:                     Ian Gillan (Jesus)
Producer:                  Tim Rice

Producer:                  Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics:
(Pilate)
And so the king
Is once again my guest
And why is this?
Was Herod unimpressed?

(Caiaphas)
We turned to Rome
To sentence Nazareth
We have no law
To put a man to death
We need him crucified
It's all you have to do

(Pilate)
Talk to me, Jesus Christ
You have been brought here
Manacled, beaten by your own people
Do you have the first idea
Why you deserve it?
Listen, king of the Jews,
Where is your kingdom?
Look at me
Am I a Jew?

(Jesus)
I have got no kingdom
In this world
I'm through, through, through
There may be a kingdom for me
Somewhere if I only knew

(Pilate)
You're a king

(Jesus)
Yes you can see I am
I look for truth
And find that I get damned

(Pilate)
What is truth?
Is truth unchanging law?
We both have truths
Are mine the same as yours?

(Crowd)
Crucify him, crucify him!

(Pilate)
What do you mean
You'd crucify your king?

(Crowd)
We have no king but Caesar

(Pilate)
He's done no wrong
No, not the slightest thing

(Crowd)
We have no king but Caesar
Crucify him!

(Pilate)
I see no reason
I find no evil
This man is harmless
So why does he upset you?
He's just misguided
Thinks he's important
But to keep you vultures happy
I shall flog him

(Crowd)
Crucify! Crucify!

(Pilate counts off the 39 Lashes)
One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Six! Seven! Eight! Nine! Ten! Eleven!
Twelve! Thirteen! Fourteen! Fifteen! Sixteen! Seventeen! Eighteen!
Nineteen! Twenty! Twenty one! Twenty two! Twenty three! Twenty four!
Twenty five! Twenty six! Twenty seven! Twenty eight! Twenty nine!
Thirty! Thirty one! Thirty two! Thirty three! Thirty four! Thirty
five! Thirty six! Thirty seven! Thirty eight! Thirty nine! (Pilate) Where are you from Jesus? What do you want Jesus? Tell me! You've got to be careful You could be dead soon Could well be Why do you not speak When I have your life in my hands? How can you stay quiet? I don't believe you understand! (Jesus) You have nothing in your hands Any power you have Comes to you from far beyond Everything is fixed And you can't change it (Pilate) You're a fool, Jesus Christ How can I help you? (Crowd) Crucify him! Crucify him! Remember Caesar You have a duty To keep the peace So crucify him! You'll be demoted You'll be deported So crucify him! (Pilate) Don't let me stop Your great self-desctruction Die if you want to You misguided martyr! I wash my hands Of your demolition Die if you want to You innocent puppet!
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