Paul explained in publicity materials that on this track, "I'm dealing with like an 'O.P.P.' scenario. Where, though she's other people's property - someone else's girl - I'm still professing a love for her."
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.