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Living Next Door To Alice - Smokie



중학교때 한참 라디오 듣고 팝송듣던 시절에 많이 들었던 밴드 스모키. 우리나라에서 유독 인기가 많았던 것으로 기억한다. 그 당시 음악 좋아했던 사람들은 스모키 LP나 테입 하나씩은 다 있었다. 나도 테입이 있었는데..

Living Next Door To Alice 는 스모키의 대표곡.

남녀 간의 연애에 대해서 많은 화두를 던져주는 곡이란 생각이든다.
 
짝사랑의 감정, 삼각관계, 내가 사랑하는 상대를 선택할 것이냐, 나를 사랑해주는 상대를 선택할 것이냐의 갈림길 등등.

오랫만에 이 곡들으니 풋풋했던 예전 기억들을 떠오르네.^^



Sally called when she got the word,
And she said: "I suppose you've heard -
About Alice".
When I rushed to the window,
And I looked outside,
And I could hardly believe my eyes -
As a big limousine rolled up
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,
'Cos for twenty-four years
I've 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 I've 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 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,
'Cos for twenty-four years
I've 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 I gotta get used to not living next door to Alice...

And Sally called back and asked how I felt,
And she said: "I know how to help -
Get over Alice".
She said: "Now Alice is gone,
But I'm still here,
You know I've been waiting
For twenty-four years..."
And a big limousine dissapeared...

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,
'Cos for twenty-four years
I've 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 I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice...

Now I'll never get used to not living next door to Alice...