Now(It's Just the Gas) is a song from Little Shop of Horrors. It was cut from the movie, but in the song, Seymour is conflicted with shooting Orin, Audrey's abusive soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend, but he doesn't want to. However, Orin goes to get high on nitrous oxide, but the mask get stuck and he asphixiates to death.
Orin: Oh. The things we're gonna do to your mouth. This is gonna be a pleasure. I'm gonna want some nitrous oxide for this one. In fact, I'm gonna use my special gas mask. Hold on. I'll be with you in a moment.
Seymour: Now, do it now While he's gassing himself to a palpable stupor The timing's ideal and the moment is super To ready and fire and blow the sick bastard away
Now, do it now Just a flicker of pressure, right here on the trigger And Audrey won't have to put up with that pig for another day
Now-for the girl, now-for the plant Now-yes I will. . .but I can't
Yesiree Bob. I'm really flying. I'll just take this mask off. Knock knock. Hey. It's stuck! The mask, it's stuck. Help me get it off, will ya?
Don't be fooled if I should giggle Like a sappy, happy dope It's just the gas,
it's got me high But don't let that fact deceive you Any moment I could die Though I giggle and I chortle, Bear in mind I'm not immortal Why this whole thing strikes me funny
I don't know-cause it really is a rotten way to go
Seymour: What we have here is an ethical dilemma 'Less I help him get the mask removed, He doesn't have a prayer True the gun was never fired, But the way events transpired, I can finish him with simple laissez faire
Orin: Don't be fooled if I should chuckle Like hyenas in a zoo It's just the gas, it turns me on But don't let my mirth deceive you Any moment I'll be gone All my vital signs are failing Cause the oxide I'm inhaling Makes it difficult as hell to catch my breath Are you dumb or hard of hearing? Or relieved my end is nearing? Are you satisfied? I laughed myself to. . .
- Seymour and Orin(Little Shop of Horrors(Broadway))
- Seymour, Jessy and Orin(MCF: Little Shop of Horrors)
- Nergal Jr and Kurt(MCF: Another Little Shop of Horrors)