Who Sang Gethsemane? Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Musical
length: 6:02
vocal: Michael Crawford
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
arranger: Larry Wilcox
choir vocals: The Stephen Hill Singers and The Boys Choir of Harlem
Some other versions of "Gethsemane"

Lyrics
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
I'd want to see
I'd want to see my God
I'd 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 to know my Lord
I'd have to know
I'd have to know my Lord
I'd have to see
I'd have to see my Lord
I'd have to see
I'd have to see my Lord

If I die what will be my reward?
If I die what will be my reward?
I'd have to know
I'd have to know my Lord
I'd have to know
I'd have to know my Lord

Why, why should I die?
Oh, why should I die?
Can you show me now
That I would not be killed in vain?
Show me just a little
Of your omnipresent brain
Show me there's a reason
For your wanting me to die
You're far too keen on where and how
But not so hot on why
Alright I'll die!
Just watch me die!
See how, see how I die!
Oh, just watch me die!

Then I was inspired
Now I'm sad and tired
After all I've tried for three years
Seems like ninety
Why then am I scared
To finish what I started
What you started
I didn't start it
God thy will is hard
But you hold every card
I will drink your cup of poison
Nail me to your cross and break me
Bleed me, beat me
Kill me, take me now
Before I change my mind

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Any Dream Will Do
  • 2 All I Ask of You
  • 3 Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  • 4 And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)
  • 5 Nothing Like You've Ever Known
  • 6 Tell Me on a Sunday
  • 7 Gethsemane
  • 8 The Phantom of the Opera
  • 9 The Music of the Night
  • 10 Memory
  • 11 Only You
  • 12 Other Pleasures/The First Man You Remember
  • 13 Love Changes Everything

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678234729
    script: Latin