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Separate Lives is a 1985 song recorded by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture White Nights. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also topped the adult contemporary chart in the U.S. for three weeks.

Songwriter Stephen Bishop received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. It lost to Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me" from the same movie.

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You called me from the room in your hotel
All full of romance for someone that you met
And telling me how sorry you were
Leaving so soon, and that you miss me sometimes

Phil Collins - Separate Lives Lyrics


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  • Life seems so bleak now in modern times. I was born in '86 and wish I could go back to live the remainder of the 80's and all the 90's again. Listening to these songs is the only thing that can take me back :(
  • Fishcakes Dr pepper
  • classic
  • enjoy listening :)
  • To quote John Mellencamp, life goes on well after the thrill of living is gone.
  • Eighties golden for me.
  • Someday I might find myself looking in your eyes...but for now, we'll go on living separate lives...
  • this takes me straight back to the 80s and pulls on the old heart strings
  • Klasse !
  • People speak of life being this way or that way. But life is only something that goes on even when we think it should not. People hurt themselves far worse than they realize. Worse than they hurt others.

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