Living Next Door To Alice

Words & Music:




Sally called when she got the word.

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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

E                                 A       E

As a big limousine rolled up into Alice's drive.




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

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'Cause for twenty-four years I've been living next door to Alice


[spoken: Alice, who the fuck is Alice?]

[same chords]

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.

[spoken: Alice, who the fuck is Alice?]


Grew up together, two kids in the park.

Carved our initials deep in the and Alice.

Now, she walks through the door with her head held high.

And 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

And she said, "I know how to help you get over Alice."

She said: "Now Alice is gone, but I'm still here,

And you know I've been waiting for twenty-four years."

And the big limousine disappeared.


CHORUS:  [2x - new last line lyric on the last chorus:]

But, I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice.


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