Do You Realize??

Wayne's Notes from the Album:

"Whenever I analyze the scientific realities of what it means to be living here on Earth - in this galaxy - spinning around the sun - flying through space - a terror shock seizes me!!! I'm reminded once again of how precarious our whole existence is..."

Steven's quote from Staring At Sound:

"I didn't know it was going to be a smash, but I instantly knew I loved it. There are times you know Wayne has a real winner, and you just try not to fuck it up. He had this one intact, and I just helped give him a little twist in the chords at the end of every stanza."

Wayne's quote from Staring At Sound:

"It was really more of a back-and-forth. Take away Steven, and I am just a guy playing chords. All of these songs require Dave Fridmann and Steven to give us everything they've got to make them work."

The drum fill that begins "Slow Motion" is reprised as a lead-in to the chorus of "Do You Realize??"


Do you realize
That you have the most beautiful face
Do you realize
We're floating in space
Do you realize
That happiness makes you cry
Do you realize
That everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying
All of your goodbyes
Let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world
Spinning round

Do you realize
Oh - Oh - Oh
Do you realize
That everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying
All of your goodbyes
Let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world
Spinning round

Do you realize
That you have the most beautiful face
Do you realize??



Alternate Versions

Do You Realize?? T.P.S. Remix
Remix and Additional Production by:
Jimmy Tamborello T.P.S.
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
Appeared on: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell EP





Media Appearances

Movies

50 First Dates - 2004

How to Deal - 2003

TV Shows

Charmed - "Sam I Am" - 2002

Covers/Samples

Beck Info from whiskeyclone.net

Commercials

Land Rover On YouTube

Merrill Lynch - 2009

Mitsubishi - 2004 Galant


Live

"Do You Realize??" has been a staple of live sets since its release, oftentimes closing the regular set or encore as a climax including copious amounts of confetti. Occasionally it has been used as an opener as well. The backing video features footage of a topless woman dancing and a mirror ball. Radio performances of "Do You Realize??" have been acoustic and significantly stripped-down.

 

Live Performances

05/10/2002 Louisville KY USA WFPK Studios
The Brain has documented 388 Performances
The Brain has documented 80 Live Downloads available
05/25/2013 Düdingen Switzerland Bad Bonn Bad Bonn Kilbi  
05/23/2013 London England BBC Radio 6 Maida Vale Studio Steve Lamacq Show Download Available
05/21/2013 London England Roundhouse  
05/20/2013 London England Roundhouse  
05/16/2013 Montclair NJ USA Wellmont Theatre  
05/10/2013 Napa CA USA Napa Valley Expo Bottle Rock Festival  
05/05/2013 Memphis TN USA Tom Lee Park Beale Street Music Festival  
05/04/2013 Chattanooga TN USA Track 29  
05/03/2013 Nashville TN USA Bridgestone Arena  
05/02/2013 Atlanta GA USA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood  

 

Live Photos

Malkin Bowl
Vancouver BC - Canada
Fox Theater
Pomona CA - USA
Michael Ivins - Pitchfork 2009
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park
Chicago IL - USA
Wayne Coyne - Seattle WA 2007
Paramount Theater
Seattle WA - USA
Michael Ivins - Madison WI 2007
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
Steven Drozd - San Diego 2007
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Petco Park Parking Lot
San Diego CA - USA
The Flaming Lips - DFest Tulsa OK 2007
DFest
Blue Dome District
Tulsa OK - USA
Bonnaroo
Great Stage Park
Manchester TN - USA
The Flaming Lips - St. Petersburg FL 2007
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg FL - USA
The Flaming Lips - St. Petersburg 2007
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg FL - USA
Michael Ivins - Berkeley CA
Greek Theater
Berkeley CA - USA

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