Jesus Christ Superstars


GOD IS GOD
You shall see hell clear in the sky
You shall see darkness
You shall see good and evil
You shall see city walls crumble and towers fall
God is God
God is God
God is God
God
You shall see the Lord of Life and Death
You shall see heaven in hell
You shall be blinded by light
You shall see darkness
God is God
God is God
God is God
God
You shall see the walls crumble
Walls built of pain
And above the cries of man
Hear on voice saying:
I am Alpha and Omega
The beginning and the end
I am the first and
I am the last
God is God
God is God
God is God
God
You shall see hell
You shall see evil
You shall see darkness
You shall see sorrow
You shall see death
You shall see God
Written by Ben Watkins/Nick Burton
Words: adopted by Laibach & Chris Bohn
Music: adopted by Laibach & S. Avsenik Jr.


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Jesus Christ Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Jesus Christ Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?

Ev'rytime I look at you I don't understand
Why you let the things you did get so out of hand
You'd have managed better if you'd had it planned
Why'd you choose such a backward time and such a strange land?
If you'd come today you would have reached a whole nation
Israel in 4 B C had no mass communication
Don't get me wrong Don't get me wrong
Don't get me wrong Don't get me wrong
Only want to know Only want to know
Only want to know Only want to know

Jesus Christ Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Jesus Christ Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?

Tell me what you think about your friends at the top
Who d'you think besides yourself's the pick of the crop?
Buddah was he where it's at? Is he where you are?
Could Muhammmed move a mountain or was that just P R?
Did you mean to die like that? Was that a mistake
or did you know your messy death would be a record breaker?
Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong
Don't you get me wrong Don't you get me wrong
I only want to know I only want to know
I only want to know I only want to know

Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ!
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar!
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Words: Tim Rice
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber


KINGDOM OF GOD
On the last day of God's creation
Blood will flow from stone
Earthquakes will destroy Your nation
And swallow the king's throne
And flood will follow fire
To wash away the stains
So finally he can rest in peace
Now nothing of man remains
In the kingdom of God
The kingdom of God
Now time was man's invention
For regulating his ways
But time has lost its meaning
In cities of eternal days
And every city became Sodom
Man bore the mark of Cain
Until God raised atomic fire
Now nothing of man remains
In the kingdom of God
The kingdom of God
Now the last traces fade away
Of his creation gone wrong
Fish return to the rivers
And whales sing their ocean song
The bears roam in the mountains
And buffaloes roam the plains
Eagles fly in freedom
Now nothing of man remains
In the kingdom of God
The kingdom of God
Let silence be the music
That settles on the Earth
And thunder be the rhythm
That drowns man's last words
And let melody be the sound
Of the wind and the lashing rain
Blowing away man's harmonies
Until nothing of him remains
In the kingdom of God
The kingdom of God
So nothing of man remains
In the kingdom of God
The kingdom of God
Words: Laibach & C. Bohn
Music: Laibach & S. Avsenik Jr.


ABUSE AND CONFESSION
Lord
Lord
Christ!
You've been
Sacrificed
Crucified
Sanctified
Glorified
Braised
Lord
Lord
God!
I've been
Sacrificed
Vilified
Demonised
Mortified
Shamed
You gave me flash and blood
And the will and the way
To serve Thee, my Lord
until Judgement Day
It was written in stone
You had a mission to save
Why give me desire
Just to prove I'm depraved?
But were You not tempted, my Lord
When You became flash?
Did Your desire not rise
At the sound of a woman's breath?
Lord
Lord
Christ!
I've been
Satirised
Sermonised
Scandalised
Terrorised
Cursed
Here I am
Damned
Cursed
Destroyed
It was written in the book
That You must die on the cross
And it was written
That I must betray You
Otherwise man would be lost
Would be lost
What about me?
Don't turn Your back on me
As it was written, so I must do
And this kiss on Your cheek
proves my love for You
No greater love heath man than I
Who would sacrifice eternity
For one kiss
For humanity
For humanity
Lord
Lord
Christ!
I've been
Satirised
Terrorised
Demonised
Scandalised
Damned
Why me, Lord?
Was it because
I was Judas baptised?
Your mission has failed
Your mission has failed
Your mission has failed
You failed the world
Words: Laibach & C. Bohn
Music: Laibach & S. Avsenik Jr.


DECLARATION OF FREEDOM
No need to be afraid
When the light start to fade
When minds disintegrate
No need to be afraid
No need, no need to fear
When you begin to hear the bells
Tolling death knells in your ears
Calling you closer to me
I'll set you free
When the temple comes to collect
To harvest your life's account
And your goodness is no defence
Against your family's neglect
Take my hands and follow me
I'll set you free
Between heavenly salvation
And the Serpent's curse
Between eternal abomination
And the boredom of the virtuous
Your deeds count for nothing
In the day of reckoning
Your faith stands for nothing
God was only an enterprise
Take my hands and follow me
I'll set you free
Some people say
Death is not the end
Well let me tell you this
Death is your only friend
Death is final release
From the cycle of misery
From the threat of eternity
And perpetual vanity
Take my hands and follow me
I'll set you free
Death is final release
From the cycle o misery
From the threat of eternity
From eternal slavery
Take my hands and follow me
I'll set you free
Words: Laibach & C. Bohn
Music: Laibach


MESSAGE FROM THE BLACK STAR
I am the storm bringer and the bearer of light
I set up the Nobel prize and invented dynamite
I raised you up after the fall
Without me you would be nothing, nothing at all
I am the builder of Babel, a stairway to heaven
He replaced the tower with a million nations
And then he told you to love, love one another
Then again he said, fire! brother against brother
He is the dreamer who demands too much
I am the realist, I expect nothing as such
Beware false idols, believe in me
Beware false idols, believe in me
He says I make work for idle hands
That sloth, envy and rage erode time's sand
Plus gluttony, greed, impurity and pride
That makes seven ways to keep him occupied
He fulfilled every step in my masterplan
When his son upon this earth did crashland
He was my twin, my faithful negative
It was me who really showed him how to live
He is the dreamer who demands too much
I am the realist, I expect nothing as such
Beware false idols, believe in me
Beware false idols, believe in me
Welcome to hell, you already know my name
For that you have your Lord Jesus Christ to blame
He did my work well, he was my greatest creation
Through him I spoke to you and to many a nation
It's hard for you with your dying breath
To speak my name and go into death
Knowing that I and only I am the one
The only one
The only one
The only one
Words: Laibach & C. Bohn
Music: Laibach


THE CROSS
Black day, stormy night
No love, no hope in sight
Don't cry, he is coming
Don't die without knowing the Cross

Ghettos to the left of us
Flowers to the right
There'll be bread for all of us
If we can just bear the Cross
Bear the Cross

Sweet song of salvation
A pregnant mother sings
She lives in starvation
Her children need all that she brings

We all have our problems
Some big, some are small
Soon all of our problems
Will be taken by the Cross
By the Cross

Black day, stormy night
No love, no hope in sight
Don't cry, for he's coming
Don't die without knowing the Cross
Knowing the Cross

The Cross!
Words and music: Prince
Performed by Laibach


TO THE NEW LIGHT
Brother of mine
Do you feel the courage raised by night
For the eternal struggle
For the beauty of the world?
Brother of mine
Rekindle the flame in every man
Let's be strong as warriors, my brother
In the sacred mystery
We are the omen, we are prophecy
We are the loud laughter of life
The flame is hunger
The hunger that drives
But does not consume us
Brother of mine
Open your eyes
And rise with us
To the new light
Words: Laibach & C. Bohn
Music: Laibach & S. Avsenik Jr.


DEUS EX MACHINA
Music: S. Avsenik Jr. & Laibach




  Jesus Christ Superstars released in 1996, looks at the power and influence of religion as we move towards the millennium, symbolically 2000 years since the birth of Christ. Two outright cover versions Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice and The Cross by Prince. God is God was a song by Juno Reactor (who remixed Final Countdown) with music and words reworked by Laibach. To the New Light is a reworking of the old Laibach song Brat Moj (Brother of Mine). The best song of the album is Message from the Black Star and would have been a good single to promote the album.






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