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Jesus Christ Superstar


In 1996, Alice recorded a version of 'King Herod's Song' for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new version of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (UK: Really Useful 5337352), reportedly at the request of lyricist Tim Rice.

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King Herod's Song

"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.
(Here it goes from ballad to vaudvillian bop- MC)
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 to do and I'll know it's all true.

C'mon 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 try.
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.

C'mon King of the Jews. I only ask things 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 am 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?
Why do you take so long?

C'mon 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 Jews!
Get out of my life!"