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Little Shop Of Horrors – Somewhere That's Green lyrics

I know Seymour's the greatest, but I'm dating a semi-sadist
So I got a black eye and my arm's in a cast
Still that Semour's a cutie - well, if not, he's got inner beauty
And I dream of a place where we can 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: nine-fifteen
We snuggle watching Lucy on a big, enormous, twelve-inch screen

Oh, me, his December bride; he's 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

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    In this song Audrey fantasizes about a new life with Seymour. When you look at the imagery of this song, it actually is an homage to what is known as the 1950s version of the American Dream. A house in the suburbs with a white picket fence, and the man of the house makes a middle class income so the wife can stay at home and raise two kids. Because at this point in the movie, she's still dating the dentist who treats her like a punching bag all the time even when she makes the slightest mistake and she wants to get away from it all. Because to her, Skid Row is like Hell on earth. And Skid Row might even be a reference to the real Skid Row of Los Angeles, California where the largest unsheltered homeless population resides. Even though this movies takes places in New York City, it's a pretty obvious reference to that la district, and it's not a surprise that Audrey wants to get away and move to the suburbs for a safer life.
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