Boy Next Door, The (1944)
(wm) Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. (I) Film: Meet Me in St. Louis by Judy Garland. (P) Judy Garland.
The moment I saw him smile, I knew he was just my style
My only regret is we’ve never met
Though I dream of him all the while

But he doesn’t know I exist, no matter how I may persist
So it’s clear to see there’s no hope for me
Though I live at 5135 Kensington Avenue
And he lives at 5133.

How can I ignore the boy next door
I love him more than I can say
Doesn’t try to please me; doesn’t even tease me
And he never sees me glance his way

And though I’m heart-sore, the boy next door
Affection for me won’t display
I just adore him so I can’t ignore him, the boy next door