Then We Are Decided - Jesus Christ Superstar/Soundtrack Version

We've been sitting on the fence for far too long
Why let him upset us?

Caiaphas - let him be
All those imbeciles will see
He really doesn't matter
Jesus is important
We 've let him go his way before

And while he starts a major war
We theorize and chatter
He's just another scripture-thumping hack from Galilee
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?
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
Put yourself in my place
I can hardly step aside

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 divided
Then say so to the council
But don't rely on subtlety
Frighten them or they won't see
Then we are decided?
Then we are decided.

Writer(s): Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
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