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Then Are We Decided? Lyrics

Artist: Jesus Christ Superstar


Caiaphas
We've been sitting on the fence for far too long

Annas
Why let him upset us? Ciaphas, let him be.
All those imbecils will see he really doesn't matter.

Caiaphas
But Jesus is important! We've let him go his way before
And while he starts a major war, we theorize and chatter.

Annas
He's just another scripture thumping hack from Galilee.

Caiaphas
The difference is they call him king, the difference frightens me.
What about the Romans? When they see king Jesus crowned
Do you think they'll stand around cheering and applauding?
What about our people? If they see we've lost our nerve,
Don't you think that they deserve something more rewarding?

Annas
They've got what they want, they think so anyway.
If he's what they want, why take their toy away? He's a craze.

Caiaphas
Put yourself in my place. (i can't remember this line....)
Cannot let my hands be tied, I am law and order.
What about our priesthood? Don't you see that we could fall?
If we are to last at all, we cannot be devided.

Annas

Then say so to the council, but don't rely on subtly.
Frighten them, or they won't see.

Caiaphas
Then we are decided?

Annas
Then we are decided.
Comments/Interpretations
by lizard on 5/22/2008 2:52pm
the line you are missing is "I can hardly step aside"
by Guererro Sin Pantalones on 8/27/2008 7:49pm
my version doesnt have this song...no fair...
by dirv on 8/28/2008 9:51pm
this song is ONLY in the 1973 film version and was written for the film, due to the fact it was being played to an American audience. They feared that the viewers would be to dimwitted to understand what was happening unless they spelled it out for them. so if you are doing a stage version and looking for lyrics leave this out!!!
by Lurker on 3/19/2011 9:37pm
Annas tells Caiaphas not to rely on subtlety, not subtly.
by Dave on 7/22/2012 2:38pm
Put yourself in my place.
I can hardly step aside.
Cannot let my hands be tied, I am law and order.
by Anthony M. on 1/12/2014 11:25pm
The line you can't remember...
"I can hardly step aside".


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