Ben Folds Five - Alice Childress Lyrics

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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

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

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

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
Ya 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
Anymore, no not anymore
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Jackson Cannery
  • 2 Philosophy
  • 3 Julianne
  • 4 Where's Summer B.?
  • 5 Alice Childress
  • 6 Underground
  • 7 Sports & Wine
  • 8 Uncle Walter
  • 9 Best Imitation of Myself
  • 10 Video
  • 11 The Last Polka
  • 12 Boxing


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Anna Goodman, Ben Folds
    album: Track 5 in album Ben Folds Five
    release date: 1995-7-25
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:37
    composer: Ben Folds, Anna Goodman
    lyricist: Ben Folds, Anna Goodman
    Album Information
    label: Caroline Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 017046950121
    script: Latin