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Tue, May. 23rd, 2006, 09:54 am
Oprah Winfrey Superstar







Oprah Winfrey Superstar

Heaven on Their Minds
What's the Buzz
Everything's Alright
This Oprah Must Die
Hosanna
Simon Zealotes
Pilates Dream
The Temple
I Don't Know How to Love her
Damned For All Time
Superstar

Heaven on their Minds
(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 woman
You will see
Where we all
Soon will be

Oprah!
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 Oprah
I don't like what I see
All 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 woman
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

Tennessee
Your famous son
Should have stayed a great unknown
Like her father carving wood
He'd have made good
Tables, chairs and oaken chests
Would have suited Oprah best
He'd have caused nobody harm
No one alarm

Listen Oprah, 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 we are getting much too loud
And they'll crush us if we go too far
If we go too far

Listen Oprah to the warning I give
Please remember that I want us to live
But it's sad to see our chances weakening with ev'ry hour
All your followers are blind
Too much heaven on their minds
It was beautiful, but now it's sour
Yes it's all gone sour
Ah --- ah ah ah --- ah
God Oprah, it's all gone sour

Listen Oprah to the warning I give
Please remember that I want us to live
So come on, come on, listen to me.
Ah --- ah
Come on, listen, listen to me.
Come on and listen to me.
Ah --- ah

What's The Buzz
APOSTLES: What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening.
OprahWhy should you want to know?
Don't you mind about the future?
Don't you try to think ahead?
Save tomorrow for tomorrow;
Think about today instead.
APOSTLES: What's the buzz? Tell me what's happening.
OprahI could give you facts and figures.
I could give you plans and forecasts.
Even tell you where I'm going.
APOSTLES: When do we ride into Jerusalem?
Oprah: Why should you want to know?
Why are you obsessed with fighting
Times and fates you can't defy?
If you knew the path we're riding,
You'd understand it less than I.
APOSTLES: What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening.
MARY MAGDALENE: Let me try to cool down your face a bit.
Oprah: That feels nice, so nice...
Mary that is good-
While you prattle through your supper-
Where and when and who and how.
She alone has tried to give me
What I need right here and now.
APOSTLES: What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening.

Everything's Alright
MARY MAGDALENE: Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you, oh.
Don't you know
Everything's alright, 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
APOSTLES' WIVES: Everythings alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.
MARY MAGDALENE: leep and I shall soothe you, calm you, and anoint you...
Myrrh for your hot forehead, oh.
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, 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.
APOSTLES' WIVES: Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.
JUDAS: Woman your fine ointment, brand new and expensive
Could have been saved for the poor.
Why has it been wasted? We could have raised maybe
Three hundred silver pieces or more.
People who are hungry, people who are starving
Matter more than your feet and hair
MARY MAGDALENE: Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to
Problems that upset you, oh.
Don't you know
Everything's alright, 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.
APOSTLES' WIVES: Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.
Oprah: 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 MAGDALENE: Sleep and I shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you...
Myrrh for your hot forehead, oh.
Then you'll feel
Everything's alright, 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...
APOSTLES' WIVES: Everything's alright, yes, everything's alright, yes.
This Oprah Must Die
PRIEST 1: Good Caiaphas, the council waits for you.
The Pharisees and priests are here for you.
CAIAPHAS: Ah gentlemen, you know why we are here.
We've not much time, and quite a problem here
MOB: (outside)Hosanna! Superstar!
Hosanna! Superstar!
Hosanna! Superstar!
Hosanna! Superstar!
ANNASListen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street!
A trick or two with lepers, and the whole town's on its feet.
ALL: (inside)she is dangerous!
MOB: (outside)Oprah Winfrey Superstar,

ALL (inside)she is dangerous!
MOB (outside)Tell us that you're who they say you are.
PRIEST 2: That woman is in town right now to whip up some support.
PRIEST 3: A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort.
ALL (inside)she is dangerous!
MOB (outside)Oprah Winfrey Superstar!
ALL (inside)she is dangerous!
PRIEST 2: Look Caiaphas- they're right outside our yard.
PRIEST 3: Quick Caiaphas- go call the Roman guard.
CAIAPHAS: No, wait! We need a more permanent solution to our problem.
ANNAS: What then to do about Oprah of Tennessee?
Miracle wonderwoman, heroine of fools.
PRIEST 3: No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans...
CAIAPHAS: One thing I'll say for her- Oprah is cool.
ANNAS: We dare not leave her to her own devices.
her half-witted fans will get out of control.
PRIEST 3: But how can we stop her? her glamour increases
By leaps every minute; she's top of the poll.
CAIAPHAS: I see bad things arising.
The crowd crown her queen; which the Romans would ban.
I see blood and destruction,
Our elimination because of one woman.Blood and destruction because of one woman.
ALL (inside)Because, because, because of one woman.
CAIAPHAS: Our elimination because of one woman.
ALL (inside): Because, because, because of one, 'cause of one, 'cause of one woman
PRIEST 3: What then to do about this Oprah-mania?
ANNAS: How to we deal with a carpenter queen?
PRIEST 3: Where do we start with a woman who is bigger
Than John was when John did his baptism thing?
CAIAPHAS: Fools! You have no perception!
The stake we are gambling are frighteningly high!
We must crush her completely,
So like John before her, this Oprah must die.
For the sake of the nation, this Oprah must die.
ALL (inside): Must die, must die, this Oprah must die.
CAIAPHAS: So like John before her, this Oprah must die.
ALL (inside): Must die, must die, this Oprah must, Oprah must, Oprah must die!

Hosanna
CROWD: Hosanna Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey OW, OW won't you smile at me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar
CAIAPHAS: Tell the 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 should disperse.
CROWD: Hosanna Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey OW, OW you're alright by me
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar
Oprah: 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:
CROWD and Oprah: Hosanna Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey OW, OW won't you fight for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar
Oprah: Sing me your songs,
But not for me alone.
Sing them for yourselves,
For you are blessed.
There is not one of you who can not win the kingdom.
The slow the suffering,
The quick the dead.
CROWD and Oprah: Hosanna Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
CROWD (alone): Hey OW, OW won't you die for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar

Simon Zealotes
CROWD: Oprah you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God
So tell me that I'm saved.Oprah you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God
So tell me that I'm saved.
Oprah I am with you.
Touch me, touch me, Oprah.
Oprah I am on your side.
Kiss me, kiss me, Oprah.

SIMON ZEALOTES: Oprah, what more do you need to convince you
That you've made it, and you're easily as strong
As the filth from Rome who rape our country,
And who've terrorized our people for so long.
CROWD: Oprah you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God,
So tell me that I'm saved.Oprah you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God,
So tell me that I'm saved.
Oprah I am with you.
Touch me, touch me, Oprah.
Oprah I am on your side.
Kiss me, kiss me, Oprah.

SIMON ZEALOTES: There must be over fifty thousand
Screaming love and more for you.
But everyone of fifty thousand
Would do whatever you asked her to.
Keep them yelling their devotion,
But add a touch of hate at Rome.
You will rise to a greater power.
We will win ourselves a home.
You will get the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
Amen! Amen!

Pilates Dream
PILATE: I dreamed I met a Tennessean;
A most amazing woman.
she had that look you very rarely find:
The haunting, hunted kind.I asked her to say what had happened,
How it all began.
I asked again, she never said a word.
As if she hadn't heard.
And next, the room was full of wild and angry men.
They seemed to hate this woman.
They fell on her, and then
They disappeared again.
Then I saw thousands of millions
Crying for this woman.
And then I heard them mentioning my name,
And leaving me the blame.

The Temple
MONEYCHANGERS and MERCHANTS: Roll on up, for my price is down.
Come on in for the best in town.
Take your pick of the finest wine.
Lay your bets on this bird of mine.Roll on up, for my price is down.
Come on in for the best in town.
Take your pick of the finest wine.
Lay your bets on this bird of mine.
Name your price, I got everything.
Come and buy, It's going fast.
Borrow cash on the finest terms.
Hurry now while stocks still last.

Oprah: My temple should be a house of prayer,
But you have made it a den of thieves.
Get out! Get out!My time is almost through.
Little left to do.
After all, I've tried for three years.
Seems like thirty, seems like thirty.

CROWD: See my eyes, I can hardly see.
See me stand, I can hardly walk.
I believe you can make me whole.
See my tounge, I can hardly talk.See my skin, I'm a mass of blood.
See my legs, I can hardly stand.
I believe you can make me well.
See my purse, I'm a poor, poor man.
Will you touch, will you mend me Oprah?
Won't you touch, will you heal me Oprah?
Will you kiss, you can cure me Oprah?
Won't you kiss, won't you pay me Oprah?

Oprah: There's too many of you...Don't push me.
There's too little of me...Don't crowd me.
Heal yourselves!

I Don't Know How To Love her
MARY MAGDALENE: I don't know how to love her.
What to do, how to move her.
I've been changed, yes really changed.
In these past few days, when I've seen myself,
I seem like someone else.I don't know how to take this.
I don't see why she moves me.
she's a woman. she's just a woman.
And I've had so many women before,
In very many ways,
she's just one more.
Should I bring her down?
Should I scream and shout?
Should I speak of love,
Let my feelings out?
I never thought I'd come to this.
What's it all about?
Don't you think it's rather funny,
I should be in this position.
I'm the one who's always been
So calm, so cool, no lover's fool,
Running every show.
she scares me so.
I never thought I'd come to this.
What's it all about?
Yet, if she said she loved me,
I'd be lost. I'd be frightened.
I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope.
I'd turn my head. I'd back away.
I wouldn't want to know.
she scares me so.
I want her so.
I love her so.

Damned For All Time
JUDAS: Now if I help you, it matters that you see
These sordid kinda things are coming hard to me.
It's taken me some time to work out what to do.
I weighed the whole thing out before I came to you.
I have no thought at all about my own reward.
I really didn't come here of my own accord.
Just don't say I'm ...
Damned for all time.I came because I had to; I'm the one who saw.
Oprah can't control it like she did before.
And furthermore I know that Oprah thinks so too.
Oprah wouldn't mind that I was here with you.
I have no thought at all about my own reward.
I really didn't come here of my own accord.
Just don't say I'm ...
Damned for all time.
Annas, you're a friend, a worldly man and wise.
Caiaphas, my friend, I know you sympathise.
Why are we the prophets? Why are we the ones
Who see the sad solution - know what must be done?
I have no thought at all about my own reward.
I really didn't come here of my own accord.
Just don't say I'm
Damned for all time.

ANNAS: Cut the protesting, forget the excuses.
We want information. Get up of the floor.
CAIAPHAS: We have the papers we need to arrest her.
You know her movements. We know the law.
ANNASYour help in this matter won't go unrewarded.
CAIAPHAS: We'll pay you in silver, cash on the nail.
We just need to know where the soldiers can find her.
ANNAS: With no crowd around her.
CAIAPHAS: Then we can't fail.JUDASI don't need your blood money!
CAIAPHAS: Oh, that doesn't matter, our expenses are good.
JUDAS: I don't want your blood money!
ANNAS: But you might as well take it. We think that you should.
CAIAPHAS: Think of the things you can do with that money,
Choose any charity - give to the poor.
We've noted your motives. We've noted your feelings.
This isn't blood money - it's a fee nothing,
Fee nothing, fee nothing more.
Betrayal
JUDAS: On Thursday night you'll find her where you want her.
Far from the crowds, in the Garden of Gethsemane.
CHOIR: Well done Judas.
Good old Judas.

Superstar
(Voice of Judas)
Ev'ry time 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
Now why'd you choose such a backward time
And such a strange land?

If you'd come today
You could have reached a whole nation
Isreal in 4 BC
Had no mass communication
(Don't you get me wrong)
Don't you get me wrong
(Don't you get me wrong, now)
Don't you get me wrong
(Don't you get me wrong)
Don't you get me wrong
(Don't you get me wrong, now)
Don't you get me wrong
(Only want to know)
Only want to know
(Only want to know, now)
Only want to know
(Only want to know)
Only want to know
(Only want to know, now)
Only want to know

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Oprah Winfrey
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Oprah Winfrey
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?

Tell me what you think
About your friends at the top
Now who d'you think besides yourself
Was the pick of the crop?
Buddah was he where it's at?
Is he where you are?
Could Mahomet move a mountain
Or was that just PR?
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, now) Don't you get me wrong
(Don't you get me wrong) Don't you get me wrong
(Don't you get me wrong, now) Don't you get me wrong

(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) Only want to know
(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) I only want to know

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Oprah Winfrey
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Oprah Winfrey
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Oprah Winfrey
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?
Oprah Winfrey
Superstar
Do you think you're what they say you are?


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Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
pallanistj

Haha! Fantastic!