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The Flaming Lips’ ‘Do You Realize??’ “was prophetic, it was warning us”

The Flaming Lips’ ‘Do You Realize??’ “was prophetic, it was warning us”

The Flaming LipsSteven Drozd describes “Do You Realize??” as “prophetic” in the new issue of Uncut, dated September 2013 and out now.

The multi-instrumentalist explains that the song, the first single from their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, is more powerful now than when it was released.

“It’s almost as if the song was prophetic, as if it was warning us,” says Drozd, who was in the midst of a heroin addiction when the song was written and recorded.

“I’ve lost a couple of siblings since we did it, but I’ve also had two children. So for me personally, the song is loaded with all kinds of heaviness. It seems richer now than when we did it.”

Drozd, along with bandmates Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins, producer Dave Fridmann and manager/co-producer Scott Booker, reveal how “Do You Realize??” was created in the new issue of Uncut, out now.

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