Lead singer Martin Johnson explained: "With obvious lyrics, this song is about a summer love, and holding on to it even after its over. She will always move me even if we went different paths the song is basically a promise that I will never forget what we had."
The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.