Calico Skies is the sixth song on Paul McCartney's 1997 album, Flaming Pie.
While it wreaked havoc in the north-east US, the category-three storm Hurricane Bob that made landfall in August 1991 prompted McCartney (then staying in Long Island) to sit with an acoustic guitar and write what he describes as "a gentle love song that becomes a Sixties protest song". McCartney invited George Martin to co-produce the piece, which - owing to its instrumental simplicity - was started, finished and mixed… read more
It was written that I would love you
From the moment I opened my eyes
And the minute when I first saw you
Gave me life from the calico skies