Separate Tables



Cherie, il est onze heures du soir
et tu me manques beaucoup;
je pense ? toi toujours...
toujours.

At separate tables we sit down to eat,
In separate bedrooms we go to sleep at night,
I only wish you knew how much,
You've been on my mind;

I think about you when the morning comes,
I think about you when all my day is done,
Wondering what you are doing now,
Are you lonely too?

Because I - I miss you here tonight,
And I wish you were by my side,
And I don't want to let go;

At separate tables we sit down to write,
The separate letters that never see the light,
If only we could just agree,
To read between the lines;

I want to see you and I know what I will say,
We must be crazy to throw it all away,
Never knowing what is lost,
Before it's all too late;

And I - I miss you here tonight,
And I wish you were by my side,
And I don't want to let go;

Yes I - I miss you here tonight,
And when I hold you by my side,
Well I'm not gonna let go;

I miss you, I really miss you...
"It's just a ballad about people being separated. It's not really explained why they're separated, it's just simply about two people who are apart. It could be through force of circumstance, it could be because maybe they had a row... I don't really feel I want to explain that because it gets to specific. In fact, it wouldn't have been my first choice as a single for the simple reason that it's a ballad, and I wanted to get away from Lady In Red, Missing You, ballad, ballad. But the argument these days, and it's a very strong one, is that you should come with your best song - and everybody who has heard Separate Tables, in Europe and in England, is just jumping up and down about it and saying 'it sounds like a hit record'. So it's kind of been taken away from me."
The Getaway Gazette, March '92
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