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Do You Realize??
The Flaming Lips Lyrics


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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?

Overall Meaning

The Flaming Lips's song Do You Realize?? is a beautifully crafted piece of music with a poignant message of the fragility of life. The lyrics of the song are brimming with insights into the human experience - that our existence is fleeting, and that happiness is often tinged with sadness. The opening line "Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face" is not only a wonderful compliment, but also a reminder of the importance of appreciating the beauty around us. The song's title, "Do You Realize??" is fitting because the lyrics seem to be asking the listener to pay attention to the present moment and become aware of the transience of life.


The singer then goes on to highlight the idea that we are floating in space, reminding us of the vastness of the universe and our own smallness in comparison. The admission that happiness makes us cry is an interesting one, as it suggests that we are aware that good things won't last forever. The chorus of the song is an important reminder that instead of dwelling on the inevitability of death or saying goodbye, we should focus on the present moment and let our loved ones know how much we appreciate them.


Line by Line Meaning

Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face
Have you recognized that you possess such a magnificent physical appearance?


Do you realize we're floating in space
Are you aware that we are suspended in the infinity of the universe?


Do you realize that happiness makes you cry
Have you noticed that extreme joy can cause one to shed tears?


Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die
Have you come to terms with the fact that eventually everyone you know will pass on?


And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know
Rather than parting ways with loved ones, take the opportunity to express your feelings to them.


You realize that life goes fast
You comprehend that existence accelerates swiftly.


It's hard to make the good things last
It is challenging to sustain the positive moments.


You realize the sun doesn't go down
You acknowledge that the setting of the sun is simply a subjective illusion caused by our planet's rotation.


It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
The sun dipping below the horizon is merely an optical illusion caused by Earth's constant rotation.


Do you realize, oh, oh, oh?
Do you fully grasp these profound truths?


Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die?
Have you internalized the concept that eventually all those you know will pass away?


And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know
Rather than saying farewell, take the chance to show the people in your life how much they mean to you.


You realize that life goes fast
You comprehend that existence moves at a swift pace.


It's hard to make the good things last
It's difficult to keep the positive things alive and well.


You realize the sun doesn't go down
You understand that the sun's descent is not a literal occurrence.


It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
The phenomenon of the sun setting is merely an optical illusion brought on by the continuous rotation of the planet.


Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face
Have you come to recognize how stunning your physical appearance is?


Do you realize?
Have you fully grasped the significance of these concepts?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dave Fridmann, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd, Wayne Coyne

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Anna Maria

Lyrics:
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?



Osman Arofat

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?



Dogstar 74

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



All comments from YouTube:

Joan Nodland

Played this at my daughter's funeral. We always would sing this together and we would both be sobbing. She was afraid of losing me and i was so scared she was going to leave me. She left. Died from fentynal laced heroin. She always thought she was never good enough. She had a heart of gold. Miss her. This is our song.

Brian Williams

I'm so sorry for your loss my daughter's and I don't this song together also

radwizard

Fentynal flooding over The Southern Board. 4/26/2022.

Patricia Ann Demello

So so sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is a life long pain that only dulls over time and never goes away. Or in my case, the pain never goes away.

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auntmurr

My daughter loved this song, so we played it at her memorial tonight.

montopunk

I'll be thinking of your daughter everytime I hear this song from now on

auntmurr

@Whitey Fisk You don't have to partner with evil. You have to know love to know loss. You have my sympathy.

Durans Mind

🙏

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Shelby Garza

My dad was a big flaming lips fan. We didn’t get along and eventually stopped talking. He passed in 2021 from brain cancer and this song played at his funeral. He would listen to this song back in the day on repeat and would sing this all the time. A week after his death this song played randomly on my radio as I was sitting there thinking about him.

Doll

My mom's cancer has come back. It's highly aggressive. I heard about this song through the SDCC Guardians Hall H panel and I haven't been able to stop listening to it, since.

Tell the people you love you love them. Hold them while you can. I'm so grateful to spend time with my mama, and for the music, and for the movies that help define me. Thank you, Flaming Lips. Thank you.

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