"Separate Ways" as written by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry....
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 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, in vain

If you must go, I wish you love
You'll never walk alone
Take care my love
Miss you love

(chorus twice)

I still love you girl
I really love you girl
And if he ever hurts you
True love won't desert you
No, No

Lyrics submitted by WhT LytEniN

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) song meanings
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  • +6
    General CommentThe song is actually call Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart) and it's about a guy who lost this girl he loves and she doesn't love him but in case she feels has no one to turn to he's still there for her.....with a broken heart love is still there......
    Journeyrocks1109on June 26, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is way better than any song you will ever write.
    ILikeGuamTheCountryon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentUnless, of course, you are Steve Perry.
    ILikeGuamTheCountryon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLet's face it, the video would be nothing without Steve Perry's hair. There. I said it. That and the keyboard on the warehouse wall.
    drjayphdon December 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song I think in a way, compliments' This Boy' by The Beatles and vice versa. Its about being with someone who has just decided they dont want to be with you anymore, that they want to be with someone else...the other man so to speak. Its about letting them go but reminding them of everything you shared, times that you touched, and how you will still love them no matter what the outcome...if he hurts you, true love wont desert you. Its about always being there for them even though you may have gone your seperate ways for now. Fantastic song, I give it my two thumbs up anyhow... :)
    MetChickon March 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteven though two people are separated, they will always be together in a way. gotta love those keyboards throughout the song. and neal makes that guitar fucking WAIL!

    i'm not much into love songs, but Journey does so much more than the typical "don't leave me" crap we hear on the radio/MTV these days.

    very 80s but very cool
    masterofpuppets80on May 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSteve Perry is the best there is.
    dd59714on January 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*tear* beautiful song
    Rider_On_the_Stormon February 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPeople who have broken up/had a falling out of some sort. Regardless, we know the deal of that regardless of what happened or HOW it happened, you'll always have some sort of feelings for them even if you never see them again.
    aimyank24on January 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about how life is a series of moments. The singer is telling the girl he loved that she is worthy of love, the best love there is, even though they can’t be together.

    That one night you have together will always remind you that true love exists. It’s out there.

    So even if your other relationships don’t work out, you should remember that you experienced true love, even if it was just for that one night. You are never alone, because that moment happened. True love doesn’t desert us, it stays with us, even if we’ll never be with that person again.
    Ismelstaron November 06, 2015   Link

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