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    Living next door to Alice



1.    Sally called when she got the word

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    and 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

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    as a big limousine rolled up onto 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 wanna know,

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


twenty-four years just waitin' for a chance


To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance,

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now I gotta get used to not living next door to Alice.



2. We grew up together, two kids in the park

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    carved out 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, 

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     as the big limousine pulled slowly out of Alice's drive.     + CHORUS



3. Then Sally called back, and asked how I felt,

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


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

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    you know, I've been waiting 24 years..." And the big limousine disappeared.

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+ CHORUS no, I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice.     (Smokie)