"To Wish Impossible Things" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams and Perry Bamonte....
Remember how it used to be
When the sun would fill up the sky
Remember how we used to feel
Those days would never end
Those days would never end
Remember how it used to be
When the stars would fill the sky
Remember how we used to dream
Those nights would never end
Those nights would never end

It was the sweetness of your skin
It was the hope of all we might have been
That fills me with the hope to wish
Impossible things

But now the sun shines cold
And all the sky is grey
The stars are dimmed by clouds and tears
And all I wish
Is gone away
All I wish
Is gone away

All I wish
Is gone away


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"To Wish Impossible Things" as written by Perry Bamonte Boris Williams

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    General Commentthis is the song I sent to my fiance' when we broke it off, and it was over some stupid things, but all hope has left for us. So I think this song represents us in a way that I never ever could have said (even being a guitarist and sonwriter myself).
    It was just a perfect song for my situation, and I will remember it always. it was the first song that started playing as she walked out the door, and I will never forget that day, the day that my heart died, and I started To Wish Impossible things.
    CoReYc411on October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm gay. I lost my partner to Cancer several years ago. We were engaged to be married and wanted to start our own business working with the Mentally Challenged. When he passed away I left work and live like a hermit ,rarely leaving the house. When I hear this song I always cry and think of what might have been.
    Milo37664on July 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti always wish impossible things in my life's relationship cycle
    i make a close female friend and because i'm not attractive and she's always the kind i dig (the kind who need a looker) i never have the confidence to act on my feelings when the time is right, and then long after, i say what i feel but it's hopeless, by that point it's never going to be a relationship (because she knows too much about me). and every time i lose my best friend, and every time i fail to nab the nookie
    so i always resign myself only To Wish Impossible Things

    it's my themesong after all
    Slap Bass Ninjaon March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song to listen to driving along an old highway. wow!
    KILBYon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey man i feel your pain slap bass. i have not had a relationship in about oh...... five years at least. this song is my themesong for love but also its my themesong for life, im always wisihgn i was somebody i wasn't and i honestly think that I will "wish impossible things" all my life. Hopefully one day all the wishing will amount to somethign glorious.
    rainydayboyon April 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhich song is simliar to this one. . like slow., , , and relaxing?
    happypunkon May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey! you there! you happy punk! *is amused at herself*
    "sinking" is a very good slow song.
    this song, it's the representation of all my fears for the relationships i'm in right now.
    i'm in love, but i'm so scared that something will tear us apart.
    "it was the hope of all we might have been"
    i feel that line so very deeply. we could be something beautiful.
    "to wish impossible things"
    ... a wonderrful song. but i hope it never fits my situation.
    irate hippi chicon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...i can never hear this song again without hearing the sound of my lover's footsteps walking away from me on that impossible day...
    my.broken.hearton July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow what a powerful song. I feel when Robert writes, he's writing for all of us. Saying all of things that we would like to say. I've been there!
    beehauson December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"To Wish Impossible Things" paints an exquisitely cold pictorial of mourning. Listening to it, I can so perfectly feel the dark, immense vastness of whatever sorrowful chasm Robert Smith was lost in when he wrote this song. It's probably one of the most poignant and underrated Cure songs of all time.
    sorrywrongnumbahon January 14, 2005   Link

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