Nettles said to Billboard magazine of the track: "There's something so yummy and decadent and unapologetic about it. I want to wear a scarf, have a drink, or be on a yacht somewhere. It's such a fun song."
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.