Living Next Door To Alice
 
(): M.Chapman/N.Chinn
: Full Circle (2000)
The Hits! From His Smokie and Solo Years (2009)
Smokie – A-side of single (1976)
 
Sally called when she got the word
She said I suppose youve heard
About Alice
Well I rushed to the window, and I looked outside
I could hardly believe my eyes
As a big limousine rolled up into Alices drive

Chorus:
Oh I dont know why shes leaving or where shes gonna go
I guess shes got her reasons but I just dont want to know
Cause for twenty-four years Ive 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 Ive 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 a big limousine pulled slowly out of Alices drive

Chorus

Sally called back and asked how I felt
And she said, hey I know how to help
Get over Alice
She said, now Alice is gone, but Im still here
You know Ive been waiting for twenty-four years
And the big limousine disappeared

Chorus:
I dont know why shes leaving or where shes gonna go
I guess shes got her reasons but I just dont want to know
Cause for twenty-four years Ive 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 Ill never get used to not living next door to Alice

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