Lyrics to Songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber

These are the lyrics to the songs on the Andrew Lloyd Webber page. The words
themselves are by various authors. Most of the lyrics are by Tim Rice, but
those that are not are credited otherwise by song.

If you have corrections to these lyrics, would like to request a MIDI of a certain
song, or would just like to  e-mail, me, please do: fantine9@yahoo.com

Andrew Lloyd Webber is not really a favorite of mine, so I don't have a lot of
his lyrics. For a really great collection of librettos to his shows,
click here.




"Heaven On Their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice



(Judas) My mind is clearer now
At last, all too well
I can see where we all soon will be.
If you strip away
the myth from the man
You will see where we all soon will be.

Jesus!

You've started to believe
the things they say of you
You really do believe
this talk of God is true!
And all the good you've done
Will soon get swept away
You've begun to matter more
than the things you say!

Listen, Jesus, I don't like what I see--
all that I ask is that you listen to me
And remember, I've been your right-hand man
all along.
You have set them all on fire
They think they've found the new Messiah
And they'll hurt you when they find they're wrong
I remember when this whole thing began
No talk of God then,
we called you a man!
And believe me,
my admiration for you hasn't died.
But every word you say today
gets twisted 'round some other way
And they'll hurt you if they think you've lied.

Nazareth, your famous son
should have stayed a great unknown
Like his father carving wood
he'd have made good
tables, chairs and oaken chests
would have suited Jesus best
He'd have caused nobody harm
no one alarm.

Listen, Jesus, do you care for your race?
Don't you see we must keep in our place?
We are occupied--
Have you forgotten how put down we are?
I am frightened by the crowd
For they are getting much too loud
And they'll crush us if we go too far

Listen, Jesus, to the warning I give:
Please remember that I want us to live
but it's sad to see
our chances weakening with every hour
All you followers are blind!
Too much heaven on their minds
It was beautiful, but now it's sour
Yes, it's all gone sour!

Listen, Jesus to the warning I give!
Please, please remember that I want us to live
So come on, come on
He won't listen to me
come on, listen to me
Listen to me
ad lib to end



Everything's All Right" from Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice




Mary: Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
problems that upset you, oh, don't you know
everything's all right, yes, everything's fine
and we want you to sleep well tonight.
Let the world turn without you tonight.
If we try, we'll get by, so forget all about us tonight.

Sleep, and I shall soothe you, calm you and annoint you
myrrh for your hot forehead, oh, then you'll feel
everything's all right, yes, everything's fine
and it's cool and the ointment's sweet
for the fire in your head and feet.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax
think of nothing tonight.

Judas: Woman, your fine ointment,
brand new and expensive
could have been saved for the poor.
Why has it been wasted?
We could have made maybe
three hundred silver pieces or more.
People who are hungry, people who are starving
matter more than your feet and hair!

Mary: Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
problems that upset you, oh, don't you know
everything's all right, yes, everything's fine
and we want you to sleep well tonight.
Let the world turn without you tonight.
If we try, we'll get by, so forget all about us tonight.

Jesus: Surely you're not saying
we have the resources
to save the poor from their lot?
There will be poor always
pathetically struggling.
Look at the good things you've got!
Think! While you still have me.
Move! While you still see me.
You'll be lost. You'll be so so sorry
when I'm gone!

Mary: Sleep, and I shall soothe you, calm you and annoint you
myrrh for your hot forehead, oh, then you'll feel
everything's all right, yes, everything's fine
and it's cool and the ointment's sweet
for the fire in your head and feet.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax
think of nothing tonight.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.
Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax.



Hosanna from Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice




Crowd: Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Heysanna Hosanna
Hey, J.C., J.C., won't you smile at me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar.

Caiaphas: Tell this rabble to be quiet
We anticipate a riot
This common crowd is much too loud.
Tell the mob who sing your song
that they are fools and they are wrong
They are a curse. They must disperse.

Crowd: Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Heysanna Hosanna
Hey, J.C., J.C., you're all right by me
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar.

Jesus: Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?
Nothing can be done to stop the shouting.
If every tongue were still, the noise would still continue
The rocks and stones themselves would start to sing:

Jesus and Crowd: Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Heysanna Hosanna
Hey, J.C., J.C., won't you fight for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar.



Pilate's Dream from Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice




(Pilate) I dreamed I met a Galilean
a most amazing man
He had that look you very rarely find
The haunting, hunted kind.

I asked him to say what had happened
How it all began
I asked again--
He never said a word
As if he hadn't heard

And next the room was full
of wild and angry men
They seemd to hate this man
They fell on him, and then
they disappeared again. . .

Then I saw hundreds of millions
crying for this man
And then I heard them mentioning my name
and leaving me the blame.




Another Suitcase in Another Hall
Lyrics by Tim Rice
(this song is sung by Peron's mistress in the stage version)




(Evita) I don't expect my love affairs to last for long
never fool myself that my dreams will come true
Being used to trouble, I anticipate it
but all the same, I hate it--wouldn't you?

(Evita) So what happens now?
(Chorus) Another suitcase in another hall
(Evita) So what happens now?
(Chorus) Take your picture off another wall
(Evita) Where am I going to?
(Che) You'll get by . . . you always have before
(Evita) Where am I going to?

(Evita) Time and time again, I've said that I don't care
that I'm immune to gloom, that I'm hard through and through
But every time it happens, all my words desert me
so anyone can hurt me . . . and they do.

(Evita) So what happens now?
(Che) Another suitcase in another hall
(Evita) So what happens now?
(Che) Take your picture off another wall
(Evita) Where am I going to?
(Che) You'll get by--you always have before
(Evita) Where am I going to?

(Evita) Call in three months' time, and I'll be fine, I know
Well, maybe not that fine, but I'll survive, anyhow.
I won't recall the names and places of each sad occasion
but that's no consolation here and now.

(Evita) So what happens now?
(Girls) Another suitcase in another hall
(Evita) So what happens now?
(Girls) Take your picture off another wall
(Evita) Where am I going to?
(Girls) You'll get by . . . you always have before
(Evita) Where am I going to?
(Photographer) Don't ask anymore.


I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You
Lyrics by Tim Rice




(Evita) Colonel Peron?

(Peron) Eva Duarte?

(Both) I've heard so much about you.

(Evita) I'm amazed, for I'm only an actress     (Peron) I'm amazed, for I'm only a soldier
nothing to shout about                                one of the thousands
     only a girl on the air.                              defending the country we love.

(Evita) But when you act, the things you do affect us all.

(Peron) But when you act, you take us away
from the squalor of the real world.
Are you here on your own?

(Evita, spoken) Yes, oh yes.

(Peron) So am I. What a fortunate coincidence.
Maybe you're my reward for my efforts here tonight.

(Evita) It seems crazy, but you must believe
there's nothing calculated, nothing planned.
Please forgive me if I seem naive
I would never want to force your hand,
but please understand, I'd be good for you.

I don't always rush in like this
twenty seconds after saying hello
Telling strangers I'm too good to miss
If I'm wrong, I hope you'll tell me so
But you really should know, I'd be good for you
I'd be surprisingly good for you.

I won't go on if I'm boring you
but do you understand my point of view?
Do you like what you hear, what you see,
and would you be good for me, too?

I'm not talking of a hurried night
a frantic tumble, then a shy goodbye
creeping home before it gets too light
That's not the reason that I caught your eye,
which has to imply I'd be good for you
I'd be surprisingly good for you.

saxophone solo

(Peron) Please go on--you enthrall me!
I can understand you perfectly,
and I like what I hear, what I see
and knowing me, I would be good for you, too.

(Evita) I'm not talking of a hurried night
a frantic tumble, then a shy goodbye
creeping home before it gets too light
That's not the reason that I caught your eye,
which has to imply I'd be good for you
I'd be surprisingly good for you.


You Must Love Me
Lyrics by Tim Rice



(Evita) Where do we go from here?
This isn't where we intended to be.
We had it all--you believed in me, I believed in you.

Certainties disappear.
Where do we go for our dream to survive?
How do we keep all our passions alive
as we used to do?

Deep in my heart, I'm concealing
things that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling
frightened you'll slip away.
You must love me.
You must love me.

Why are you at my side?
How can I be any use to you now?
Give me a chance, and I'll let you see how
nothing has changed.

Deep in my heart, I'm concealing
things that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling
frightened you'll slip away.
You must love me.
You must love me.



Don't Cry for Me Argentina
Lyrics by Tim Rice




It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
when I try to explain how I feel
that I still need your love after all that I've done.
You won't believe me, all you will see is a girl you once knew
although she's dressed up to the nines
at sixes and sevens with you.

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom, running around trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all.
I never expected it to.

Don't cry for me, Argentina
The truth is, I never left you
All through my wild days, my mad existence
I kept my promise. Don't keep your distance.

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
though it seemed to the world they were all I desired.
They are illusions, they're not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time:
I love you, and hope you love me.

Don't cry for me, Argentina . . . .

hums a chorus

Don't cry for me, Argentina
the truth is, I never left you
All through my wild days, my mad existence
I kept my promise. Don't keep your distance.

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you.
But all you have to do is look at me to know
that every word is true.


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