Home > Music > Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)

Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)

Thiis is from the the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.  It’s about the last few weeks of Jesus Christ’s life, told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot.  A video of this song (from the film adaptation) is available on YouTube. 
 
Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)
from Jesus Christ Superstar
JESUS
 
I only want to say,
If there is a way,
Take this cup away from me
For I don’t want to taste its poison.
Feel it burn me,
I have changed.
I’m not as sure, as when we started.
Then, I was inspired.
Now, I’m sad and tired.
Listen, surely I’ve exceeded expectations,
Tried for three years, seems like thirty.
Could you ask as much from any other man?
 
But if I die,
See the saga through and do the things you ask of me,
Let them hate me, hit me, hurt me, nail me to their tree.
I’d want to know, I’d want to know, My God,
I’d want to know, I’d want to know, My God,
Want to see, I’d want to see, My God,
Want to see, I’d want to see, My God,
Why I should die.
Would I be more noticed than I ever was before?
Would the things I’ve said and done matter any more?
I’d have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord,
Have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord,
Have to see, I’d have to see, my Lord,
Have to see, I’d have to see, my Lord,
 
If I die what will be my reward?
If I die what will be my reward?
Have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord,
I’d have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord,
 
Why, why should I die? Oh why should I die?
Can you show me now that I would not be killed in vain?
Show me just a little of your omnipresent brain.
Show me there’s a reason for your wanting me to die.
You’re far to keen and where and how, but not so hot on why.
Alright, I’ll die!
Just watch me die!
See how, see how I die!
Just watch me die!
 
Then I was inspired.
Now, I’m sad and tired.
After all, I’ve tried for three years, seems like ninety.
Why then am I scared to finish what I started?
What you started – I didn’t start it.
God, thy will is hard,
But you hold every card.
I will drink your cup of poison.
Nail me to your cross and break me,
Bleed me, beat me,
Kill me.
Take me now!
Before I change my mind.
 
 
(Ivy Meow Meow — This one’s for you.  We all have our own cup of poison to drink in this life.  May you have the courage to bear what you’re going through now.)
 
Advertisements
Categories: Music
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: