Alice Childress

Original Artist: Ben Folds & Anna Goodman

Some summers in the evenings after six 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,
That'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,
You 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.

Stats:

65 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-12-01 - University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA.
Most recently performed: 2017-08-28 - Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK, US.