The day after I had counted down all of your breaths down until
There were none, were none, were none, were none;
A hummingbird crashed right in front of me and I understood all you did for us.
You gave, and gave, and gave, and gave.

from Local Natives – Colombia Lyrics on Rap Genius


When singer Kelcey Ayer’s mother passed away, it took a small experience, like admiring the simple beauty of a hummingbird, for Kelcey to reflect and understand all that his mother did for him…She gave her life to love and serve her family.

(He also proposed to his GF two months after his mother died and started writing the record shortly after.)

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