Watch The Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros play “Do You Realize?” at Hollywood Cemetery

The Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros sing over and over “do you realize that everyone you know someday will die?” at the Hollywood cemetery. Oddly, it’s not creepy at all. In fact, it is a beautiful and powerful performance which, in spite of the large number of people playing, comes across as a very simple and deeply personal one, at that.

There is something strangely haunting about playing that song in a cemetery, and yet, it almost feels necessary. We all think about death – some more than others. But this song isn’t about death – it’s about life. And as Wayne Coyne suggests, we should all “seize this thing.”

It really is pretty special. Watch below.

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