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Some summers in the evening after 6 or so

I walk on down the hill

And maybe buy a beer

I think about my friends

Sometimes I wish they lived out here

But they wouldn't dig this town

No they wouldn't dig this town



[chorus:]

Try not to think about it, Alice Childress

Try not to think about it anymore

Try not to think about it, Alice Childress

Anymore, no not anymore



Alice, the world is full of ugly things

That you can't change

Pretend it's not that way

It's my idea of faith

You can blow it off

And say there's good in nearly everyone

Just give them all a chance

Now let's give them all a chance



[chorus]



No it didn't work out

No it didn't work out the way we thought it would

No it didn't work out

An arranged marriage is not so good



Thank God it's you

Y'know your timing is impeccable

I'm not fooling you

I don't know what to do

Some dude just knocked me cold

And left me on the sidewalk

Took everything I had

Everything I had



Try not to think about it, Alice Childress

Try not to think about it anymore

It's getting late where you are, Alice Childress

Anymore, no not anymore


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