For some reason, I can't stop thinking about "Do You Realize??" But not the version by The Flaming Lips. In another lifetime I saw Beck cover this song and really loved it. So now, as the sun sets on a beautiful summer day, I can't stop thinking about this:
Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die
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
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
This song speaks to me right now. I'm about to get married to the love of my life so clearly the first line speaks to that. However, the rest of it speaks to the losses I've experienced this year (my yia yia passing), the loss I'm grieving at the moment (my single life), and the losses I fear I'll inevitably lose in the future - most notably on my mind, my parents and brother.
Without getting too much more into my personal life, here's the version I speak of:
Drink whatever your lost loved ones would drink with this song. For me, it's a Seven-Seven.