Pilate’s Dream

Song Title : Pilate's Dream

Show Name : Jesus Christ Superstar

Character Name : Pontius Pilate

Gender : Male

Age : Adult

Vocal Part : Baritone-Bass

Range : A3-Bb4

Style : Ballad (Rock)

Mood : Introspective, Descriptive, Dramatic

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Pontius Pilate retells a dream in which he will be entirely blamed for Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.

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PILATE
I dreamed I met a Galilean;
A most amazing man.
He had that look you very rarely find:
The haunting, hunted kind.

I asked him to say what had happened,
How it all began.
I asked again, he never said a word.
As if he hadn’t heard.

And next, the room was full of wild and angry men.
They seemed to hate this man.
They fell on him, and then
They disappeared again.

Then I saw thousands of millions
Crying for this man.
And then I heard them mentioning my name,
And leaving me the blame.

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