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​Somewhere That's Green

This song is by Howard Ashman and appears on the musical Little Shop of Horrors (1982) by ​Alan Menken and on the movie soundtrack Little Shop of Horrors (1986) by ​Alan Menken.

I know Seymour's the greatest
But I'm dating a semi-sadist
So I've got a black eye
And my arm's in a cast

Still, that Seymour's a cutie
Well, if not, he's got inner beauty
And I dream of a place
Where we could be together at last

A matchbox of our own
A fence of real chain link
A grill out on the patio
Disposal in the sink
A washer and a dryer and
An ironing machine
In a tract house that we share
Somewhere that's green

He rakes and trims the grass
He loves to mow and weed
I cook like Betty Crocker
And I look like Donna Reed
There's plastic on the furniture
To keep it neat and clean
In the Pine-Sol scented air
Somewhere that's green

Between our frozen dinner
And our bed-time: 9:15
We snuggle watching Lucy
On our big, enormous
Twelve-inch screen

I'm his December Bride
He is a father, he knows best
The kids play Howdy Doody
As the sun sets in the west
A picture out of Better Homes
And Gardens Magazine
Far from Skid Row
I dream we'll go
Somewhere that's green

Music by:

Alan Menken

Lyrics by:

Howard Ashman