Raised to be a lady by the golden rule
Alice was the spawn of a public school
With a double barrel name in the back of her brain
And a simple case of Mummy-doesn't-love-me blues

Reality it seems was just a dream
She couldn't get it on with the boys on the scene
But what do you expect from a chick who's just sixteen
And hey, hey, hey, you know what I mean

All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice they say
Come over and see me
Come over and please me
Alice it's my turn today

All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice they say
If I give you my number
Will you promise to call me
Wait till my husband's away

Poor little darling with a chip out of her heart
It's like acting in a movie when you got the wrong part
Getting your kicks in another girl's bed
And it was only last Tuesday they found you in the subway dead

And who could you call your friends down in Soho
One or two middle-aged dykes in a Go-Go
And what do you expect from a sixteen year old yo-yo
And hey, hey, hey, oh don't you know

All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice they say
Come over and see me
Come over and please me
Alice it's my turn today

All the young girls love Alice
Tender young Alice they say
If I give you my number
Will you promise to call me
Wait till my husband's away



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"All the Girls Love Alice" as written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin

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    General Comment:i cannot believe no one has commented on this song, i heard it when i was a little girl but never really picked up on the words...its about a young girl who is all mixed up, she just couldnt get with any boys so i guess she's having sex with other girls, hence all the girls love alice, gettin you kicks in another girls bed, two middle aged dykes in a Go-Go, i guess in the end she ends up dead, at only 16. its actually a really good song but sometimes listening to it upsets me, i feel bad for alice and i wonder if she is somone elton met when he was struggling with coming to terms with his sexuality.
    Cherriepieon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:hmm . . . sounds like a suicide to me . . . when your mixed up and you have no friends that would take your calls except "One or two middle-aged dykes in a Go-Go" dunnooo?
    zekenzoeyon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Definitely about a young lesbian who sleeps with middle aged married women. I don't think she is a prostitute. Finding a Lesbian in Soho can't be that hard.

    But it's one of my favorite Elton John songs.
    smittie1984on February 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:well, to say that its about a 16 year old prostitute is to say the sun is hot. it's taupin's attempt of being on the inside and trying to connect with elton john's battles with his sexuality. it has more to do with guilt and anxiety than anything else. not over his sexuality, but with the fear of being perceived as being immoral.
    coachradoneon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Yes, it is about a teenage lesbian hooker. See Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver.

    However, it also has reference to both Alice B Toklas, a huge feminist and lesbian inspiration at the time.

    Also consider Jefferson Airplane's "Go ask Alice" as well as the FICTIONAL book "Go Ask Alice" (the whole book was made up, but it was firmly planted in any teenager's reading list at the time. Propaganda lives!
    taverneron May 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is about a 16 year old lesbian prostitute.
    suckmykisson May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Indeed, about a teenage lesbian prostitute who couldn't score with any boys, but gets her business through married people who don't want their husbands to find out about their secret pleasure. Sadly, Alice dies.

    Favorite line: "One or two middle-aged dykes in a Go-Go"
    Lord Choc Iceon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the sorta fuzzy guitars really add to the sleaze of the whole thing, which makes it even more fantastic.
    pumkinhedon December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Actually according to the liner notes on one of Elton's best of albums the song was initially written as a tribute to Alice Cooper but got re-written to reflect a prostitute or lesbian.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:

    "Tender young Alice they say"- does this mean that Taupin had a crush on Alice Cooper? :)
    loderunneron August 18, 2006   Link

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