I go through stages of having favourite Flaming Lips albums. At the moment it is Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. I love how the Flaming Lips build a story out of their albums, and that is certainly true of Yoshimi. In 2007 there were rumours that this album was going to be made into a Broadway musical. A FLIPPING BROADWAY MUSICAL!
This is how my non future ex husband described the plot:
I know everyone loves 'Do you realize?' but my god, that song makes me tear up every time I listen to it. Some days I purposely have to skip it just so there won't be some embarrassing public breakdown on my part. The lyrics just remind me about all the things that kind of freak me out. Like how big the world is. Like how small we all are, and although we may be small in the world, we are often big to those around us.
So instead of posting a link to that beautiful song, please enjoy the Flaming Lips as they cover Madonna.