Smokie - Living next door to Alice
Tekst en muziek: Nicky Chinn en Mike Chapman
(1977)






Sally called when she got the word
And she said: “I suppose you’ve heard
About Alice”
Well, I rushed to the window
And I looked outside
And I could hardly believe my eyes
As a big limousine rolled up
Into Alice’s drive



Oh, 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 want to 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



We grew up together, two kids in the park
We carved our initials deep in the bark
Me and Alice
Now she walks through the door
With her head held high
Just for a moment I caught her eye
As the big limousine pulled slowly
Out of Alice’s drive



Oh, 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 want to 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



And Sally called back and asked how I felt
And 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 dissapeared



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 want to 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
But I’ll never get used to
Not living next door to Alice



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









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