Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

“Do You Realize??” is the first single from The Flaming Lips’ 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Coyne revealed during an interview that while recording the album Steven Drozd was trying to rid himself of a heroin addiction. During breaks from recording the album, he would have a hard time with his withdrawals. Coyne, listening to Drozd cry and thinking about his own late father, he wrote “Do You Realize??”, a song often considered one of the bands’ most popular songs.

The song has been used in many commercials including a 2002 Hewlett-Packard commercial and a 2007 Land Rover commercial. It has also been used in commercials for Vh1–which is where I first heard the song. What I like about “Do You Realize??” is the bass and the bells. The use of those elements evokes a majestic feeling, a light feeling. This is the kind of song that just makes you happy and gives you hope. Check out the song below!

Warner Bros.

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8 thoughts on “Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

  1. The artwork for the single cover also creates a light feeling and gives hope. It actually mirrors the message of the song. Nice song pick this week. 🙂

  2. I shall deff make sure to listen to the songs. I have no knowledge of them so far. But like I have said before since I would recomend you're musical choices to everyone..I'm sure you won't let me down.

  3. now i feel like i need to be versatile in the music i listen too. because i just stick to the same music . never heard of this song before. ima have to listen to it soon.

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