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Re: Impossible things

Posted by Barrney on December 16, 2001 at

In Reply to: Re: Impossible things posted by ESC on December 15, 2001

: : I'm wondering about phrases that mean attempting to do the impossible. "Whipping a dead horse" is a good one, though it refers to something (whipping a horse) that *would* have worked once, but no longer will. "Getting blood from a stone" is another phrase.

: : Do you have some other good ones? Thanks. - Patty

: I'm feeling musical today...

: IT'S IMPOSSIBLE

: It's impossible . . .
: Tell the sun to leave the sky,
: It's just impossible . . .
: It's impossible . . .
: Ask a baby not to cry,
: It's just impossible . . .
: Can I hold you closer to me.
: And not feel you goin' through me,
: Split the second,
: That I never think of you,
: Oh! how impossible . . .
: Can the ocean keep from rushin' to the shore?
: It's just impossible!
: If I had you, could I ever want for more?
: It's just impossible!
: And tomorrow , should you ask me for the world,
: Somehow I'd get it . . .
: I would sell my very soul,
: And not regret it . . .
: For to live without your love,
: It's just impossible!
:
: Impossible! ( hmm )
: Impossible!
: Original music with Spanish lyrics by
: Canache Armando Manzanero, 1970
: with English lyrics by Sid Wayne

I think you're flogging a dead horse with this one.