This track from a later incarnation of Wishbone Ash deals with politics, climate change and relationships. Lead singer Andy Powell explained in his Songfacts interview that they are all intertwined. "The weather affects your outlook and everything you do," he said. "Everybody thinks that recessions are related to the financial climate, they're often not. The United States, the American civilization, what we're going through at the moment is no different than a huge explosion of America in the 20th century. And what we're seeing now is the result of all of that, American imperialism, if you will. And the weather is part of it. I mean, anyone who doesn't see the climate change that's going on around the world through our dependence on an oil-based technology and fuel probably has their head in the sand."
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.