Ya Never Know is a song in the stage version of Little Shop of Horrors. It is sung primarily by Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon as they explain Seymour's rise to fame.

Ya Never Know

Ya Never Know



I can't believe it

It couldn't be happening.

Pinch me, girls

It couldn't be happening

All of this sudden success coming out of the blue!


D'doo doo doo

Doo d'doo doo doo


I put sign up

Right in the front window

An advertisement

Right in the front window —

"Stop in and see the amazing new plant,

Audrey II"


T'two two two

Doo d'doo doo doo


And the really remarkable thing

Is that people they do!


D'doo doo doo

Doop, they sure doo doo

Doo —


Seymour that twerp of a klutz

Finally did something right

Audrey II drives 'em nuts

What a blessing this wonderful plant should exist

And should rake in the bucks for me hand over fist

[Short dialogue]


One day he

Pushed a broom

Nothin' in his news but

Gloom and doom

Then he lit a fuse and—

Give him room—

Stand aside and watch that mothah blow!


Bang! Kerboom!

Don't it go to show ya never know?


Seymour was

In a funk

He was number zero

Who'da thunk

He'd become a hero?

Just a punk

He was a forgotten so and so

Then one day


Crash! Kerplunk!


Don't it go to show ya never know?


(speaking) Sit down. Seymour. Now we gonna sit for you.

(singing) All the world used to screw him

Bif wham pow, now they interview him

And they clamor to put his remarks on the air!

All the world used to hate him

Now they're starting to 'preciate him

All because of that strange little plant over there


Observe him!

Here's a chap

Everything is landin'

In his lap!


I just cut my hand and

In a snap!

Something out of Edgar Allen Poe

Has happened!


Zam kazap!

Don't it go to show ya never know?

One day you're

Slingin' hash

Feelin' so rejected

Lightning flash!

You get resurrected!

Make a splash!

Now you rate the big bravissimo!

And with a thundercrash!

Crash kerplunk!

Bam kerboom!

Zang kazunk!

Zam kazoom!

Zowee, powee

Holy cow, he

Ordered up a rainbow to go

Wow! Pow! Look out below!

Don't it go to show

Ya never know?