"Living Next Door To Alice" as written by Michael Donald Chapman and Nicholas Barry Chinn....
Sally called, when she got the word
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
This big limousine pulled slowly 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 waitin' for a chance
To tell her how I'm feeling, maybe get a second glance
Now I've gotta get used to not living next door to Alice

Grew up together, two kids in the park
Carved our initials deep in the bark me and Alice
Now she walks to 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 waitin' for a chance
To tell her how I'm feeling, maybe get a second glance
Now I've gotta get used to not living next door to Alice

Sally called back, and asked how I felt
She said "I know how to help, you get over Alice"
She said "Now Alice is gone, but I'm still here
You know I've been waiting twenty four years"
And the big limousine disappeared

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 waitin' for a chance
To tell her how I'm feeling, maybe get a second glance
Now 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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"Living Next Door to Alice" as written by Nicholas Barry Chinn Michael Donald Chapman

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  • +2
    Song MeaningWoah sad love triangle -

    Guy likes Alice, and I think Alice likes Guy but I'm sure she never made a move because she knew how Sally felt. Finally after 24 years of unspoken anguish, Alice decides to break the triangle and force Sally into confessing her feelings for Guy.
    tetris11on April 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdude the "who the fuck is alice" ruins the original song which is amazing
    nachozon June 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoy, this song rocks!!
    amiton October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song if you havent heard it buy it if you cant find it download it if you cant do that cause the goverment is watching you.your a jackass! :D
    Corrosive30on February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA band called Gompie did the "Who the fuck is Alice" version of it in '95, and it was a majot hit.. and whenever it was played everybody screamed "Who the fuck is Alice" like the people in the song screamed it.
    I miss the 90's.
    JpnGhton April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentALICE ALICE WHO THE FUCK IS ALICE!
    Oh yeah, we had a live band perform this to a packed crowd of 2000 ,with free flow of beer, and everyone were standing on their tables and shouting WHO THE FUCK IS ALICE!
    deludedon October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's been living next door to the girl for 24 years and he still hasn't made a move? how are you meant to feel sorry for him?
    toddles18184on May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHmm I always thought Alice had killed herself and the Limo was the funeral car, guess it could be a wedding car but lyrics suggest funeral. Guess she had her reasons but I just for want to know.
    Had2commenton December 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourites too. I like lyrics with a story. I don't usually think it's necessary to pull them apart like a novel at a book club, sometimes it's just about escapism and reading what you like into it.

    However, I'm glad the earlier poster realised that Alice couldn't be dead as she walked out head held high, lol.

    As for no sympathy for someone who hasn't 'made a move' in 24 years. I'm guessing that if you grew up as children and became friends it is hard to risk that in case she doesn't feel the same and you lose the friendship as well.

    Ok, so that's enough psychoanalysing ;o) let's just enjoy the song.

    Finally to Chubby Brown and all you other infantile idiots who are probably still sniggering at 'rude words' - GROW UP!
    Graspthenettleon June 18, 2017   Link
  • -2
    General CommentAlice, Alice, who the fuck is Alice?
    Herforderon March 15, 2006   Link

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