ARTIST: Smokie
TITLE: Living Next Door to Alice
Lyrics and Chords

Sally called when she got the word
She said, "I suppose you've heard 'bout Alice"
Well, I rushed to the window and I looked outside
But I could hardly believe my eyes
As a big limousine rolled up into Alice's drive

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I don't know why she's leaving or where she's gonna go
I guess she's got her reasons but I just don't wanna know
'Cause for twenty-four years I've been living next door to Alice
Twenty-four years just waiting for a chance
To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
Now I've got to get used to not living next door to Alice

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Grew up together, two kids in the park
Carved our initials deep in the bark, me and Alice
Now she walks through the doors with her head held high
Just for a moment I caught her eye
As a big limousine pulled slowly out of Alice's drive


Then Sally called back, and asked how I felt
Then she said, "I know how to help get over Alice"
She said, "Now Alice is gone, but I'm still here"
You know, I've been waiting for twenty-four years
And the big limousine disappeared


No, I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice

This song was also covered by a bar in the Netherlands called Gompie, inserting a recording of an entire bar filled with tipsy Dutch men singing "Who the X is Alice" at strategic parts of the chorus.

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