Impossible Dream

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Impossible Dream
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2004
Genre Contemporary Folk
Label ATO Records
Producer Craig Ross
Patty Griffin chronology
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Entertainment Weekly B+ [1]

Impossible Dream is the fourth studio album (fifth album overall) by the American folk musician Patty Griffin, released on April 20, 2004. The album features an unlisted song – Griffin’s mother and father singing “The Impossible Dream” – at the end of “Top of the World.”


Impossible Dream reached a peak of number 67 on the Billboard 200 chart, [2] selling 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week. [3]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Patty Griffin

  1. “Love Throw a Line” – 3:38
  2. “Cold as It Gets” – 2:38
  3. “Kite” – 3:09
  4. “Standing” – 4:04
  5. “Useless Desires” – 5:50
  6. Top of the World” – 5:28
  7. “Rowing Song” – 3:26
  8. “When It Don’t Come Easy” – 4:52
  9. “Florida” – 5:01
  10. “Mother of God” – 7:14
  11. “Icicles” – 3:18


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  1. Havighurst, Craig. Music Review: Impossible Dream. Entertainment Weekly, April 23, 2004. Accessed 1 Aug. 2006.
  2. Artist chart history for Patty Griffin,
  3. Caulfield, Keith. “Ask Billboard – Griffin’s ‘Impossible Dream’”. Billboard . May 5, 2004.