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Chords and lyrics to "
THEN WE ARE DECIDED"
(One of the additional songs from the 1973 movie Jesus Christ Superstar)

Chords for guitar by Robb Anagnostis 7-28-03 robb@musician.org


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Intro: Ebm  Dm  Fm  B

[Guitar in intro]
  Fm                s\    s/    B             Ebm("We've been...")       B        Bb     
E|16----15-16-15----13--------|-11---------|--14---13-14-13----11------|------------------|
B|18----17-18-17----15----13--|-12-12------|--16---15-16-15----13---11-|-7----------------|
G|------------------------13--|-------11---|------------------------11-|-8-8------8s7-----|
D|----------------------------|------------|---------------------------|-----9------------|
A|----------------------------|------------|---------------------------|-------9------8---|
E|----------------------------|------------|---------------------------|----------------6-|

        Ebm                                   B            Bb
Caiaphas: We've been sitting on the fence for far too long
--------
       Bb(arpeggio)   Fm           
Annas:    Why let him upset us?
-----                C#
          Caiaphas - let him be
                        Eb             Ebsus9  Bb/D
          All those imbeciles will see
          Bb/D              E 
          He really doesn't matter
          
       E(arpeggio)   Fm  
Caiaphas: Jesus is important
--------                       C# 
          We've let him go his way before 
                                Eb       Ebsus9  Bb/D                
          And while he starts a major war
          Bb/D            E  
          We theorize and chatter
   
[Chord suggestions to mimic piano for climbing part over B bass (next)]
E|---7------8-------------------------------------------5--------7-----|
B|---7------7------------------5-------6--------8-------6--------9-----|
G|---8------8-----------7------5-------7--------9-------7--------9-----|
D|----------------------9------7-------9--------10---------------9-----|
A|----------------------10---------------------------------------7-----|
E|--(7)----(7)---------(7)----(7)-----(7)------(7)-----(7)------(7)----|
     B      B(sus b9)   G/B    Am/B    G7/B     C/B     Dm/B     E/B

[B bass to all] B                 B(sus b9)              G/B           Am/B
Annas:          He's just another scripture-thumping hack from Galilee
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[B bass to all] G7/B               C/B                 Dm/B                 E/B
Caiaphas:   The difference is they call him king - the difference frightens me
--------                 Am
          What about the Romans
                             F  
          When they see King Jesus crowned?
                               G             
          Do you think they'll stand around
     D/F#              Ab      
          Cheering and applauding?
        Ab(arpeggio)     Am
          What about our people
                            F
          If they see we've lost our nerve?
                               G            D/F#
          Don't you think that they deserve
                         Ab
          Something more rewarding?
          
        Am7                                          Ebm         
Annas:    They've got what they want - they think so anyway
-----     Gm                                    Ebm
          If he's what they want why take their toy away?
          Dm
          He's a craze
          
          Am
Caiaphas: Put yourself in my place
--------           F
          I can hardly step aside
                        G            D/F#
          Cannot let my hands be tied
                       Am 
          I am law and order
          Am
          What about our priesthood?
                             F 
          Don't you see that we could fall?
                       G          D/F# 
          If we are to last at all
                         Ab     D5 D5 C5 (quick fill over Ab bass) 
          We cannot be divided
          
                             Am
Annas:    Then say so to the council
-----                      F 
          But don't rely on subtlety  
                        G                 D/F# 
          Frighten them  or they won't see

                      Ab
Caiaphas: Then we are decided?
--------
Annas:    Then we are decided. 
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[horns]   Ab chord
[guitar]  Ebm   B    B    Bb