Separate Lives (6:05)

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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

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    Eighties golden for me.

    31 Jul 6:15am Reply
  • tigerwolf1

    Someday I might find myself looking in your eyes...but for now, we'll go on living separate lives...

    23 Jun 8:50pm Reply
  • gazza1985

    this takes me straight back to the 80s and pulls on the old heart strings

    23 Mar 11:50pm Reply
  • Zittyyy

    Klasse !

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Nagamenon

    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.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • terrisalmon

    It's one of those songs that I FEEL, not just hear.

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Modzio666

    So Paul Simon

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Wizmoe

    Great song. A personal favourite.

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • fancykatya

    I appreciate this song more as I get a little older. I found it a little too maudlin for my tastes when it first came out. Funny because I loved Against All Odds. Now I find this stunning~

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ReducedCapacity

    @foxmusic.................I think all of his hits are performed better in "serious hits live" than they are in the studio.................thank you for reminding me, I'm gonna listen to the album on Spotify tonight

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • iw77

    so sad... so true...

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Sal-ival

    I cried desperately when i first heard it back in 1998. it's a timeless tune, though

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • annateffka


    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • chrisuab

    @foxmusicbox I agree!!!

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • foxmusicbox

    "Serious Hits Live" version is much better than the original.

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • snpm

    oh god

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • sh4di

    80s 80s 80s 80s 80s 80s 80s 80s 80s wonderful 80s

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
  • niggo62

    where is that song, can´t find it.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Nefertiti2


    23 Nov 2008 Reply

    Magnifique !!

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
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