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"Grow For Me" is a song from the horror-comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors, as well as its 1986 film adaptation. It is sung by Seymour Krelborn as he laments on how Audrey II will not grow for him, discovering that it feeds on human blood.

PerformersEdit

Character Original Off-Broadway Original West End Film Broadway 2007 West End Revival 2009 UK Tour Encores! 2016 Australian Tour 2016 UK Tour 2018 London Revival 2019 Off-Broadway Revival 2019 Pasadena Playhouse
Seymour Krelborn Lee Wilkof Paul Keating Rick Moranis Hunter Foster Paul Keating Damian Humbley Jake Gyllenhaal Brent Hill Sam Lupton Marc Antolin Jonathan Groff
Gideon Glick
Jeremy Jordan
George Salazar

LyricsEdit

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?

[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!]

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!

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
You've given me 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?

[Ouch! Damn roses. Damn thorns.]

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!

Other AppearancesEdit

  • The Off-Broadway version appeared on the cast recording album.
  • The film version of the song is featured on the album Little Shop of Horrors (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
  • The Broadway version was featured on the show's soundtrack.

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