Do You Realize??

Here’s one of my favorite songs of all time, “Do You Realize??” by the Flaming Lips.

I play chords and sing a version arranged for the fiddle.

At the end of the video I offer some tips on singing and playing.

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Chords and lyrics

Do You Realize??

Verse 1 

C Em Am G F

Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face? 

C Em Am D7

Do you realize we’re floating in space? 

C Em Am G F

Do you realize that happiness makes you cry?

C Em Am G F Fm

Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die?


Fmaj7 Em Am G F

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes 


Let them know you realize that life goes fast 


It’s hard to make the good things last 

C Em

You realize the sun don’t go down 

G Fmaj7 Fm

It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning ’round

Fiddle interlude 1

Chorus 2

Fiddle interlude 2

Fm C

Do you realize?

Further learning

Learn to play some of these chords using lessons from Chord Backup Central



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