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Song Released: 2012


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Impossible Lyrics

I remember years ago
someone told me I should take
caution when it comes to love,
I did.

And you were strong and I was not
My illusion, my mistake
I was careless, I forgot,
I did

And now, when all is done there is nothing to say.
You...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2019 report

    An amazing song. Though on the service it seems a really depressing song you have to realize that its also talking about forgiveness. It also shows a love that even though they broke up he/she still cares for the other person. I hope people give this song a second look when they say it's depressing. It's not that slow of a song and the meaning goes deeper than a breakup. Let's just say its not your typical depressing breakup song. Just a thought though.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2019 report

    (This is just my idea, if you think its wrong thats ok, this is just how i see the song)
    I think the other people on here are correct. This isn't your average depressing breakup song. The song shows how the other person still cares after they broke up. This shows that he wasn't being treated correctly and the other person did something to him that might have caused the breakup. He believed that it would be impossible for that to happen because he might have loved the other person to much. He talks about it being an illusion. Maybe he was talking about the illusion that his other, was perfect for him. But now he sees that they have done something wrong. But yet he is forgiving but feels defeated.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2018 report

    It’s impossible to stop true love for someone to be recognized by your conscious. You can lie to others, even to yourself for a short while, but in the end you will give in or regret it forever.

  4. anonymous
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    May 18th report

    This song is about him and his lover breaking up hint

    tell them i was happy and now my heart is broken all my scars are open tell then what i hoped would be impossible x4

    Falling out of love is hard falling for betrail is worse broken trusts and broken hearts i know i know and thinking all you need is there building love on faith and words empty promieses will wear i know iknow and now (corus)

    So baised only on that part (which is the 2nd verse btw) i think it is pretty ovi on what this song is about


    Ps sorry for spelling and things like that i am typing on my phone right now so yeah.



    And for the percy jackson fans *which i am prob one of the biggest btw* i can imagine this for if percabeth/solangelo broke up. Percabeth is percy and anabeth and solangelo is will and nico btw in case you were confused.

  5. curiousyoyo
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    Dec 6th 2020 report

    I was happy and thought that we could conquer our challenges but now I know it is impossible. You were the strong one and leading in this relationship but I was weak and made myself vulnerable and allowed you to embarrass me as I chose to let you treat me with less kindness and consideration than I deserve. From past experiences I knew that I should be cautious in love and I was. But here I am realising I was holding on to an illusion built on shared words, promises and mutual love. I was careless and gave too much of myself where you were strong and can now move on so effortlessly. I was happy and now my heart is broken. No regrets...just experiencing the situation and taking responsibility for where I have gone wrong.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2020 report

    An amazing song. Though on the service it seems a really depressing song you have to realize that its also talking about forgiveness. It also shows a love that even though they broke up he/she still cares for the other person. I hope people give this song a second look when they say it's depressing. It's not that slow of a song and the meaning goes deeper than a breakup. Let's just say its not your typical depressing breakup song.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2020 report

    I think it’s about family members an he is asking his sister to tell them he has done the impossible

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2020 report

    The partner has broke your heart, betrayed you it says and done something you thought would be impossible thats why it hurts so much.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2019 report

    DO NOT SAY this song is depressing. It is heartfelt. But it does not sound like a depressing song. Just an idea.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2019 report

    Not your average break up song. Take a closer look the song shows love on the part of the writer. Not a depressing song. The lyrics are easy and show that though the writer was obviously not being treated right the writer had forgiveness. Almost like Taylor Swift, her songs are break up songs but you don't call her songs depressing.

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2018 report

    When it comes to love it’s impossible for it to be perfect. You have the sad sides and the happy sides with several people. Nothing’s perfect that’s why perfection is impossible


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