So make it real
Just make it real

That's not a reason to fire me
That ain't no real reason
It's funny things cheapen when we disagree
If things got any worse then cheap would turn free

Calico cats and calico dreams
That ain't too real
Just make it real

Feel all the seasons flood through you and me
And see what trouble she's in
But that's not a reason to fire me
That ain't no real reason

Calico cats and calico dreams
That ain't too real
Just make it real
Collisions hurt and abrasions bleed
It's hard to deal when all you do is feel

Campfires swell into monstrous things
That summer heat that's winter deep

And all your wild winds
They couldn't stop me from flying

Calico cats and calico dreams
That ain't too real
Just make it real
Collisions hurt and abrasions bleed
It's hard to deal when all you do is feel

Just make it real


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Calico Lyrics as written by Mitchell Dryden Michael Cosgrove

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    Dryden Mitchell commented on this. This is the quote: “Calico”: This is basically a feel-good breakup song with a waltzy groove. I wasn’t trying to be deep here – the words just sound cool when they’re sung. When the guitar comes in, it creates a perfect intro for a yell. Link to all the ANThology track list song meanings….. alienantfans.com/music/song-meanings/

    Tresiecupon October 21, 2023   Link
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    this is my favorite song off "ANThology." the beginning is absolutely beautiful. one would think that aaf isn't a good band based on the singles that have been released ("movies" and "smooth criminal"), but i believe they have created a very unique and artistic sound that is lacking in popular music. aaf is good rock band. period.

    ltjpezgirlon April 14, 2002   Link
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    I totally agree with you. I know a lot of people haven't given them a chance cause they think they're a novelty band cause they're big hit was a cover and their videos are always silly. But their sound is really different from everyone elses and the writing is very creative. Have you listened to "Greatest Hits"? I love that album.

    theStrayon March 05, 2003   Link
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    Hey there! I love the song, the music, the lyrics, just amazing, but still i don't get the meaning of the song, what's so special about calico cats? Anyone has any idea?

    Chumplumpon October 03, 2005   Link
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    This is definitely my favourite song, and it inspired my SN for many a site!

    I still don't really understand the meaning, but I'm guessing it's something like... multicoloured, wild dreams. Cause calico cats are patchy and beautifully coloured.

    I still don't quite grasp the meaning x)

    Calicoon October 10, 2005   Link
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    The calico color pattern is a lovely one, with black, red, and white all represented in clear color blocks. Calicos are lovely girls, along with the rare, almost always sterile male. Learn the complex genetics behind the calico color pattern, and feast your eyes on beautiful calico cat pictures.

    walruspancakeson September 10, 2006   Link
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    I get no meaning of this song ,but is still sick alien ant farm does not get credit they deserve why is this?

    sick1on April 16, 2007   Link
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    Very much in love with this song, and came here looking for an explanation of it but didnt really see anything, so i decided to have a go. I see it as somebody who's hurt(emotionally) to the point where they don't want to shoot for their goals anymore.

    Collisions hurt and abrasions bleed It’s hard to deal when all you do is feel

    I see this as being hurt and not having motivation because all you do is dwell on the problem.

    Calico cats and calico dreams That ain’t too real Just make it real

    I think this part is relatively obvious, but i could be wrong. The calico cats part may be just to keep rhythm but could also be to signify variety. We live our lives going about the same routines every day, hence the "that aint too real" when we could be chasing our dreams if we put forth a little effort.

    Just my little interpretation, could be way off but its a good way to get started.

    Umomzon April 14, 2008   Link

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