It was written that I would love you
From the moment I opened my eyes
And the morning when I first saw you
Gave me life under calico skies

I will hold you for as long as you like
I'll hold you for the rest of my life

Always looking for ways to love you
Never failing to fight at your side
While the angels of love protect us
From the innermost secrets we hide

I'll hold you for as long as you like
I'll hold you for the rest of my life

Long live all of us crazy soldiers
Who were born under calico skies
May we never be called to handle
All the weapons of war we despise

I'll hold you for as long as you like
I'll hold you for the rest of my life
I'll hold you for as long as you like
I'll love you for the rest of my
For the rest of my life

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Calico Skies Lyrics as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentI love this song so much. I first read it in a book of Paul McCartney poetry and I wasn't sure if he ever made a song from it. Now that I've heard it, I love it even more! I especially like the comparison of lovers to soldiers in the last stanza. It's true, loving someone is dangerous, but if you don't take the risk, there's nothing to live for. Just my thoughts.
    haxorchickon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn the Flaming Pie album booklet, it says that Hurricaine Bob had cut out the electricity in the recording studio where Paul was, so he picked up the acoustic and wrote this song. To make a song like this out of the blue in those circumstances is nothing short of amazing!

    I think the song is just about unconditional, full on, love.
    originlon October 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI read that Paul wrote the song about an old movie about two soldiers. Male soldiers ,who fought togather and were secertly in love. the one dies on the battle field in the other's arms. And before you rag on me. I'm a huge Beatle Fan! listen to it again. " always looking for ways to love you, never failing to fight at your side.----from the intermost secerts we hide" " long live all us crazy soldiers"
    They made a American movie called Wings in 29. the two guys weren't gay , but they loved each other and the death scene was heartbreaking and quite shocking for the time.
    ronsimbaon January 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are SO SWEET!

    Even though John Lennon is my favorite Beatle, I really like this song!

    Sir Paul McCArtney played this song in his USSR tour! And while he's singing the middle part, President Putin, Russia's president, came! I mean, wow! Paul said, "I kept on playing the chords and I kept on singing the song." I mean, he should be nervous! The Russian President! Watching him with awe! It was shocking for Paul too!

    After his tour, President Putin and Paul McCartney had a walk. THE WALK. I Mean, it's so memorable for me! Paul McCartney of The Beatles and the Russian President! WOW.

    Good job, Paul! John would have been proud!!

    handsdown4dbeatleson February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is one more statement by Paul of the only thing worth living for: loving another with all your heart, and being loved in return.

    That is, if you're an atheist, or agnostic like myself. Otherwise you ought to be glorifying god :)
    lennoncoveron February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy religion is Roman Catholic. I believe in God. But not 100%. But I believe in prayers. I agree with you, lennoncover. 'loving another with all your heart, and being loved in return.'


    P.S. Paul is like my third dad. My second dad is John Lennon. Heehee...
    handsdown4dbeatleson June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first listened to the "flaming pie" cd, this song immediately caught my attention. the music is so simple and light, and the lyrics are beautiful.
    glamorous*sunriseon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a fantastic song... it's gorgeous in all of its simplicity.
    RocktheVinylon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing

    i can't listen to it without smiling
    alexandraqwertyon December 11, 2007   Link
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    My Opinionooh i just love this song ♥ every time i hear this i hope i will have such deep and unconditional love Paul and Linda had at their time!! makes me cry!!! :')
    sunny8on September 30, 2012   Link

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