Jesus Christ Superstar lead actor sends a heartwarming message to Italians

epa07589070 Actor Ted Neeley, famous for his role in 'Jesus Christ Superstar', poses in Madrid, Spain, 21 May 2019. Neeley will be representing the well-known musical at a theater in Madrid later in the day. EPA-EFE/J.P. Gandul

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Ted Neeley, the actor who played the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), a role for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and has reprised numerous times, has sent a very touching message to all Italians as the country battles the Covid 19 pandemic.

Apart from sending his love to everyone, he added the rendition of the Gethsemane, as played during a show in New York.

The lyrics follow:

I only want to say
If there is a way
Take this cup away from me
For I don’t want to taste its poison
Feel it burn me
I have changed
I’m not as sure, as when we started
Then, I was inspired
Now, I’m sad and tired
Listen, surely I’ve exceeded expectations
Tried for three years, seems like thirty
Could you ask as much from any other man?
But if I die
See the saga through and do the things you ask of me,
Let them hate me, hit me, hurt me, nail me to their tree
I’d want to know, I’d want to know, my God
I’d want to know, I’d want to know, my God
Want to see, I’d want to see, my God
Want to see, I’d want to see, my God
Why I should die
Would I be more noticed than I ever was before?
Would the things I’ve said and done matter any more?
I’d have to know, I’d have…
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