I Don't Know How To Love Him

Album: Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)
Charted: 47 28
  • I don't know how to love him
    What to do, how to move him
    I've been changed, yes really changed
    In these past few days, when I've seen myself
    I seem like someone else

    I don't know how to take this
    I don't see why he moves me
    He's a man. He's just a man
    And I've had so many men before
    In very many ways
    He's just one more

    Should I bring him down?
    Should I scream and shout?
    Should I speak of love
    Let my feelings out?
    I never thought I'd come to this
    What's it all about?

    Don't you think it's rather funny
    I should be in this position
    I'm the one who's always been
    So calm, so cool, no lover's fool
    Running every show
    He scares me so

    I never thought I'd come to this
    What's it all about?
    Yet, if he said he loved me
    I'd be lost. I'd be frightened
    I couldn't cope, just couldn't cope

    I'd turn my head, I'd back away
    I wouldn't want to know
    He scares me so
    I want him so

    I love him so Writer/s: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm {03-28-2018}...
    Yvonne Elliman and her husband were sentenced Tuesday (March 27th, 2018) in a Guam courtroom for a felony drug conviction (both had pleaded guilty in August). They were sentenced to a 14-day probation incarceration program which they will serve in Honolulu, where they live. She has already performed 120 hours of community service and paid a $5,000 fine. The judge will follow-up on the case in eight months.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 18th 1971, "I Don't Know How To Love Him" by Yvonne Elliman entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; and on June 6th it peaked at #28 (for 2 weeks) and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    The week she entered the Top 100 at #80, Helen Reddy's covered version was at position #58...
    And the week that Ms. Reddy peaked at #13, Ms. Elliman was at #31...
    (See next post below for more info on Ms. Reddy's version).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 14th 1971, "I Don't Know How To Love Him" by Helen Reddy entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #99; and on May 30th it peaked at #13 (for 3 weeks) and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #12 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    In Canada it peaked at #8 and in her native Australia it reached #2 on the Kent Music Report chart...
    Ms. Reddy celebrated her 72nd birthday four months ago on October 25th (2013).
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaI think she has a great voice. I wish i had been around to see the original musical.
  • Joe from Fairfax, VaElliman sang back up with Clapton on "The Core", on the Slowhand Album. Fantastic!
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnHelen Reddy recorded a cover version, which was also the title of her first American album in 1971. As for Yvonne Elliman's version, this was the only other song from Jesus Christ Superstar to crack the Top 40. The other was Superstar by Murray Head.
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