You always hated every gorgeous coffee curl
You could never see that
That to him they meant the world

from Local Natives – Three Months Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is Kelcey talking to his mother, who passed away. Reminiscing on her little qualms…minutiae like preferences for coffee mugs of his father or brother…

The “coffee curl” reference is an interesting one though…I wonder if this is a name for bed head when you wake up in the morning. And it’s just Kelcey thinking about interactions they’d have at the breakfast table, looking haggard right out of bed and how his Mom would lovngly complain…

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