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Journey - Separate Ways



"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" is a song performed by Journey, recorded for their album Frontiers and released as a single on January 5, 1983. It peaked at #8 for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Top Tracks chart.


This song was written on tour by Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and lead vocalist Steve Perry during a time when two of the band members were going through terrible divorces as a result of the stresses (and temptations) of life on the road. With guitarist Neal Schon and bassist Ross Valory going through terrible - and expensive - divorces, Perry and Cain thought there should be some way to salvage something constructive from the situation, according to Journey's Time3 album.


"There's got to be a more soulful way of looking at this," Perry told his collaborator, Cain. The pair worked out the tune in a hotel room using Cain's little Casio keyboard and the entire band worked up the fresh song the next afternoon at soundcheck, inserting the party-finished song into the program that night.


Lyrics


Here we stand Worlds apart Hearts broken in two, two, two Sleepless nights Losing ground I'm reaching for you, you, you Feelin' that it's gone Can't change your mind If we can't go on To survive the tide Love divides Someday love will find you Break those chains that bind you One night will remind you How we touched And went our separate ways If he ever hurts you True love won't desert you You know I still love you Though we touched And went our separate ways Troubled times Caught between confusions and pain, pain, pain Distant eyes Promises we made were in vain In vain, vain If you must go I wish you love You'll never walk alone Take care my love Miss you love Someday love will find you Break those chains that bind you One night will remind you How we touched And went our separate ways If he ever hurts you True love won't desert you You know I still love you Though we touched And went our separate ways Oooooooooh Someday love will find you Break those chains that bind you One night will remind you If he ever hurts you True love won't desert you You know I still love you I still love you, girl I really love you, girl And if he ever hurts you True love won't desert you Nooooooooo Nooooooooo




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