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Grow for Me is a song from Little Shop of Horrors. It is sung by Seymour to describe his anguish at how Audrey II wont accept anything he gives it. This song also introduces Audrey II's voracious appetite for blood.


Lyrics

1986 Movie Lyrics

Seymour
I've given you sunshine
I've given you dirt.
You've given me nothing
But heartache and hurt.
I'm beggin' you sweetly.
I'm down on my knees.
Oh please,
Grow for me!
I've given you plant food,
And water to sip.
I've given you potash.
I've given you zip.
Oh God, how I mist you
Oh pod, how you tease
Now please,
Grow for me!
I've given you southern exposure
To get you to thrive,
I've pinched you back hard,
Like I'm s'posed ta.
You're barely alive!
I've tried you at levels of moisture,
From desert to mud!
I've given you grow-lights,
And mineral supplements
What do you want from me blood?
(Spoken) Ouch!
Damn roses. Damn thorns.
(Sung) I've given you sunlight.
I've given you rain.
Looks like you're not happy
'Less I open a vein!
I'll give you a few drops,
If that'll appease.
Now, please!
Oh, please!
Grow for me!

2003 Broadway Lyrics

Seymour
I've given you sunshine
I've given you dirt.
You've given me nothing
But heartache and hurt.
I'm beggin' you sweetly.
I'm down on my knees.
Oh please,
Grow for me!
I've given you plant food,
And water to sip.
I've given you potash.
I've given you zip.
Oh God, how I mist you
Oh pod, how you tease
Now please,
Grow for me!
I've given you southern exposure
To get you to thrive,
I've pinched you back hard,
Like I'm s'posed ta.
You're barely alive!
I've tried you at levels of moisture,
From desert to mud!
I've given you grow-lights,
And mineral supplements
What do you want from me blood?
(Spoken) Ouch!
Damned roses. Damned thorns.
Clumsy me.
Hey Twoey, look what I did!
Hey! You opened up!
I wonder what made ya do that!
I think I know what made ya do that.
Well, I guess a few drops shouldn't hurt,
Long as you don't make a habit out of it or anything!
(Sung) I've given you sunlight.
I've given you rain.
Looks like you're not happy
'Less I open a vein!
I'll give you a few drops,
If that'll appease.
Now, please!
Oh, please!
(Spoken) Grow for me?

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