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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
Written by: Dave Fridmann, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd, Wayne Coyne

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@annamaria4653

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?



All comments from YouTube:

@JoanNodland

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.

@vetter200

Ugh, terrible. So sorry :(

@rooster3266

Thankyou for sharing , I am very sorry for your loss.

@DamonCorbin

So sorry, Joan. I too, lost my son to his addiction and fentanyl just over 2 years ago. Be strong. <3

@stonefreeiguess

Oh, de verdad lo siento :(

@fahrenbantner1608

im so sorry.

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@TheANDYURRY

I was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 2020 and given 12 months to live , then came along a life saving transplant , thank you my heavenly donor ......I REALISE ....!!!!!!!!

@odontologiaesteticaeharmon1692

YOU ARE INCREDIBLEEE❤❤❤❤❤ INSPIRES ME SO MUCHHHHH SO MICH LIGHTTT

@camillanewland

Wow, powerful……. I realize

@irvingosiris6847

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