Love and War is the second studio album (but debut release) by the Australian R&B singer Daniel Merriweather.
Merriweather told The Independent April 24, 2009 that this examination of inner-city strife, is "really about me moving to New York and trying to survive."
Merriweather told We7 that he wrote this song, "with a good friend of mine, Andrew Wyatt, and Sean Lennon plays a guitar solo."
Merriweather expanded on this track to We7: "The song is about the dark cloud of discontent that hangs over all of us living in the post-colonial west, and re-prioritizing the value of possession in an age of 'golden calf worship.'"
Merriweather told the Daily Mail June 12, 2009 regarding Sean Lennon's guitar solo: "He thickened up the guitar sound by recording his entire solo twice. Sean really nailed it."
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.