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COPY-Flaming Lips tune named state song

Associated Press - April 28, 2009 4:35 PM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Brad Henry has signed an executive order naming "Do You Realize??" by the Flaming Lips as the state's official rock song despite opposition by Republican lawmakers who objected to a band member wearing a T-shirt bearing a Communist symbol.

Henry signed the proclamation Tuesday flanked by the four members of the Oklahoma City-based alternative rock band. This time band member Michael Ivins wore a "Ghostbusters" T-shirt.

He stirred criticism from some GOP members of the Oklahoma House when he appeared at the Capitol on March 2 wearing a shirt emblazoned with the hammer and sickle symbol of the Communist Party. The House defeated a measure to make "Do You Realize??" the state song, but Henry went ahead with his executive order, saying the public supported the choice.

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