Worlds Apart is a 7" vinyl EP by Australian indie group The Go-Betweens, released on 7 November 2005 on LO-MAX Records in the UK only. It contains a collaboration with Sushil K. Dade alternately known as Future Pilot A.K.A., "The City of Lights", which was included on his 2006 album, Secrets of the Clockhouse. "The City of Lights" was recorded in Glasgow, 2005, with Dade producing. "Finding You", "Ashes on the Lawn" and "Crystal Shacks" were recorded during the Oceans Apart sessions, at the Good Luck Studios in London between November 2004 and January 2005. "Sleeping Giant" however was recorded in Brisbane in 2004.
"Sleeping Giant", according to Robert Forster, was one of the songs which failed to make it on to their album, The Friends of Rachel Worth, in 2000. Because he wrote the song in 1998 about his son, Louis, Forster later jokingly said "I've now retitled it 'An Old Song That I Wrote about My Son.'" "He's four now. It was just after he was born... I like the song... I'm scared of turning into Graham Nash, you know, the sort of person who writes about their children. It's a scary area. But I think its done quite well." Similarly "Ashes on the Lawn" was intended to be included on the band's eighth studio album, Bright Yellow Bright Orange, but also failed to make the cut. Pickvance describes it as being "quite a suprise [sic] as a Go-Betweens song. It was a Go-Betweens song because you can hear it's Robert and Grant singing. But music-wise it was a bit of a shock... the way it was structured, or recorded, it was really a stadium-rock song."
^ ab"'Finding You' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 11 August 2015. Note: User may have to click on 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:', e.g. Finding You; or at 'Performer:' The Go-Betweens.