Impossible
Shontelle Lyrics


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I remember years ago
Someone told me I should take
Caution when it comes to love
I did, 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 have gone and so effortlessly
You have won
You can go ahead tell them

Tell them all I know now
Shout it from the roof tops
Write it on the skyline
All we had is gone now
Tell them I was happy
And my heart is broken
All my scars are open
Tell them what I hoped would be
Impossible, impossible
Impossible, impossible
Falling out of love is hard
Falling for betrayal is worst
Broken trust and broken hearts
I know, I know
Thinking all you need is there
Building faith on love and words
Empty promises will wear
I know (I know)
And now when all is gone
There is nothing to say
And if you're done with embarrassing me
On your own you can go ahead tell them

Tell them all I know now
Shout it from the roof tops
Write it on the skyline
All we had is gone now
Tell them I was happy
And my heart is broken
All my scars are open
Tell them what I hoped would be
Impossible, impossible
Impossible, impossible
Impossible, impossible

Ooh impossible (yeah yeah)

I remember years ago
Someone told me I should take
Caution when it comes to love
I did

Tell them all I know now
Shout it from the roof top
Write it on the skyline
All we had is gone now
Tell them I was happy (I was happy)
And my heart is broken
All my scars are open
Tell them what I hoped would be
Impossible, impossible
Impossible, impossible
Impossible, impossible

I remember years ago
Someone told me I should take




Caution when it comes to love
I did

Overall Meaning

Shontelle's song "Impossible" is a compelling track about the aftermath of a failed relationship. The lyrics suggest that the singer was warned about love and its potential pitfalls but she ignored those warnings, and ultimately paid the price. The first verse talks about how the singer was not as strong as her partner and how she made a mistake by not being cautious enough with their relationship. The chorus then follows with the sentiment that falling out of love is hard, but falling for betrayal is even worse. The second verse speaks to the idea of building trust on empty promises, and how this led to a broken heart.


Throughout the track, Shontelle emphasizes the importance of speaking the truth and expressing oneself honestly, even if it feels impossible. The song's most memorable moment comes during the bridge, where she repeats the word "impossible" over and over, perhaps suggesting that moving on from this failed relationship felt like an insurmountable task. Ultimately, however, Shontelle emphasizes that telling the truth, even when it is difficult, is the only way to heal.


Overall, Shontelle's "Impossible" is a moving and relatable song about the challenges of love and heartbreak. With its powerful lyrics, infectious melody, and memorable chorus, this song has rightfully become a classic of its genre.


Line by Line Meaning

I remember years ago
Looking back on the past, recalling a memory


Someone told me I should take Caution when it comes to love
I received advice to be careful and vigilant in matters of love


I did, I did
I heeded the advice, I took caution


And you were strong and I was not
You had the power, I was weak


My illusion, my mistake
I had a false belief, it was my own error


I was careless, I forgot
I was negligent, I failed to remember


And now when all is done, There is nothing to say
After it's all over, there's nothing left to discuss


You have gone and so effortlessly You have won
You left with ease, and emerged victorious


You can go ahead tell them
You have permission to tell others


Tell them all I know now
Inform them of everything I currently understand


Shout it from the roof tops
Yell it loudly from high places


Write it on the skyline
Record it permanently in the sky


All we had is gone now
What we once had is no more


Tell them I was happy
Inform them that I was content


And my heart is broken
Despite my happiness, I am deeply hurt


All my scars are open
All of my wounds are exposed


Tell them what I hoped would be Impossible, impossible
Explain to them what I thought was unachievable


Falling out of love is hard
Losing love is challenging


Falling for betrayal is worst
Betrayal in love is the worst type of heartbreak


Broken trust and broken hearts I know, I know
I am familiar with the emotional pain that comes from broken trust and heartbreak


Thinking all you need is there
Believing you have everything you need


Building faith on love and words
Forming trust based on love and promises


Empty promises will wear
Hollow pledges will eventually fade


And if you're done with embarrassing me
If you've finished humiliating me


On your own you can go ahead tell them
You may tell others on your own


Impossible, impossible
What I hoped was impossible


Ooh impossible (yeah yeah)
Expressing disbelief and disappointment




Lyrics © Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Arnthor Birgisson, Ina Christine Wroldsen

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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 have gone and so effortlessly
You have won, you can go ahead, tell them

Tell them all I know now
Shout it from the rooftops
Write it on the skyline
All we had is gone now
Tell them I was happy
And my heart is broken
All my scars are open
Tell them what I hoped would be impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Impossible

Falling out of love is hard
Falling for betrayal is worse
Broken trust and broken hearts
I know, I know
And thinking all you need is there
Building faith on love and words
Empty promises will wear
I know
I know and now

When all is done, there is nothing to say
And if you're done with embarrassing me
On your own, you can go ahead, tell them

Tell them all I know now
Shout it from the rooftops
Write it on the skyline
All we had is gone now
Tell them I was happy
And my heart is broken
All my scars are open
Tell them what I hoped would be impossible
Impossible
Impossible
Impossible

I remember, years ago
Someone told me I should take
Caution when it comes to love
I did

Tell them all I know now
Shout it from the rooftops
Write it on the skyline
All we had is gone now
Tell them I was happy
And my heart is broken
Oh, hoped would be impossible
Impossible (impossible)
Impossible (impossible)
(Impossible)

impossible
(Impossible) impossible
(Impossible)
Impossible



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All comments from YouTube:

@realnaijatv2147

It's 2024 and we still jamming to this beautiful piece. Thank you Shontelle❤❤❤💃💃💃

@motrainer888

Yes indeed!!

@erickafaye9008

I'm blessed to hear her voice every day and night and always play it anytime I want in my house ❤️😊

@waliyahshamschowdhury1891

Because james arthur sang this song almost everyone thinks this is his song i feel so sad for shontelle

@keithupton86ku

Who is James Arthur?

@peristrik

"almost everyone thinks this is his song"? Not really. She has over 179M views. Both versions though are incredible

@tanziachowdhury678

Yes i agree , did you recognise me?😏

@mediaartskid

keithupton86ku Right! I’m like who the hell is that? I’m here for Shontelle!

@waliyahshamschowdhury1891

Yes I recognised you from zakat mia

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@patiencemorajane2513

13 years later and it’s still a masterpiece ❤

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