PRIEST 1Good Caiaphas, the council waits for you. The Pharisees and priests are here for you. CAIAPHASAh 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)He is dangerous! MOB (outside)Jesus Christ Superstar, ALL (inside)He is dangerous! MOB (outside)Tell us that you're who they say you are. PRIEST 2That man is in town right now to whip up some support. PRIEST 3A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort. ALL (inside)He is dangerous! MOB (outside)Jesus Christ Superstar! ALL (inside)He is dangerous! PRIEST 2Look Caiaphas- they're right outside our yard. PRIEST 3Quick Caiaphas- go call the Roman guard. CAIAPHASNo, wait! We need a more permanent solution to our problem. ANNASWhat then to do about Jesus of Nazareth? Miracle wonderman, hero of fools. PRIEST 3No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans... CAIAPHASOne thing I'll say for him- Jesus is cool. ANNASWe dare not leave him to his own devices. His half-witted fans will get out of control. PRIEST 3But how can we stop him? His glamour increases By leaps every minute; he's top of the poll. CAIAPHASI see bad things arising. The crowd crown him king; which the Romans would ban. I see blood and destruction, Our elimination because of one man.Blood and destruction because of one man. ALL (inside)Because, because, because of one man. CAIAPHASOur elimination because of one man. ALL (inside)Because, because, because of one, 'cause of one, 'cause of one man PRIEST 3What then to do about this Jesus-mania? ANNASHow to we deal with a carpenter king? PRIEST 3Where do we start with a man who is bigger Than John was when John did his baptism thing? CAIAPHASFools! You have no perception! The stake we are gambling are frighteningly high! We must crush him completely, So like John before him, this Jesus must die. For the sake of the nation, this Jesus must die. ALL (inside)Must die, must die, this Jesus must die. CAIAPHASSo like John before him, this Jesus must die. ALL (inside)Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must, Jesus must die!