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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 watch 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