The Scent of Fresh Lemons is one of the musical's three inevitable gag songs. Unlike
the other two, this song is a recurring gag which plays three times throughout the
course of the musical. It is based on Grossberg's infamous catch-phrase "Ah, the
days of my youth. Like the scent of fresh lemons, you see."
Marvin Grossberg, Phoenix Wright
GROSSBERG: [spoken] Oh. Don't you have any questions about my past?
PHOENIX: Your past?
GROSSBERG: Did you say... past!?
PHOENIX: Hey, what—wait! You said it—that’s cheating!!
GROSSBERG: [sung] Like the scent of fresh lemons… The days of my youuuuuuuuuuuth!!
you’ve broken me, Wright. I’ll tell you anything you need to know.