"Alice's Champagne Palace" as written by and Ellis Paul....
You take a rickety plane
From seattle up into anchorage
You step on the concrete
Gazing at the midnight sun

Jump in my pickup
And we'll drive
Bring your troubles
Down highway nine

I got a pullout couch
And a job lined up at the cannery
Catch a ride to homer, alaska
Brother, the drinks will be on me

We'll raise a glass
Lift a chalice
Welcome to alice's champagne palace
The finest bar on the strip in homer, alaska
If you're from new york, la, dallas,
You'll find a home at the champagne palace
Alice will pour you a cold one
You go ahead and ask her,
If you're running away to alaska

Now the mountains rise from ocean to sky
In homer, alaska
And they'll steal your breath
And your troubles in the blink of an eye
You'll hear a band with a steel guitar
There's a window seat right at the bar

The whales are breeching
And alice is preaching
"like a rolling stone"
She'll push a mason jar
Across the bar and say
"mister, welcome home"

You've never been to
A prettier place than homer, alaska
You'll never find a kinder face
Than the one behind the bar
Homer's a town full of misfit toys
Renegade women, runaway boys
Everybody's got a
Story here in homer town
I guess sometimes you gotta go
To the end of the earth
Just to turn yourself around

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"Alice's Champagne Palace" as written by Ellis Paul


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    General CommentAlice's Champagne Palace is actually a bar and music venue in Homer, Alaska. It's a small town (about 5,000 people, with another 5,000 in the vicinity), but the people there are definite music lovers; one night when I was in town visiting family, Homer people managed to sell out both an appearance of the Kenai Peninsula orchestra (in the high school/community theater, about 500 seats) *and* an appearance of the jam band Moonalice at (of course) Alice's Champagne Palace (another few hundred in the next-door hall, IIRC). That's what this song is about, really -- Alice's Champagne Palace is both a campy-ass bar with frequent musical acts showing up (they had Bela Fleck and the Flecktones!) and a stand-in for Homer itself, which is a crazy little hippie town literally at the end of the highway.
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