Of all the Journey songs, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), together with Faithfully, is probably the one that has had the most impact one me in the past. It spells power. It’s a more heavy set tune, but not in a screachy, metally kind of way; seldom have a heard a sound that goes so well with the lyrics. It’s not an inspirational song in the traditional sense – it’s more on the sad, depressing side – but it does something for people. I know so many that have had a unique relationship with this song (me included), who with its help have screamed out, together with Steve Perry’s wailing voice, their sorrow and frustration of broken love.
When Johannes heard it the first time he went completely nuts over it. I played it loud for him. That’s what you have to do too. Lock yourself in somewhere and turn the music up as much as you can. The song will make more sense to you that way. And please listen all the way through. You don’t want to miss Neal Shon’s crying guitar, and the last frustrating shouts of heartache. I think you’ll find it’s very good therapy 🙂
I give you three version. The first one is just song and lyrics. I wanted you to see that first so you get the right feel for the song, because the second clip can be considered by some as a bit comical, given the fact that it’s a typical B-production video á la 80′ s (you’ll have a good laugh… or not). The third clip is a recent live version, also with lyrics. Enjoy. And don’t forget: turn it up!