Face stained in the ceiling
Why does it keep saying,
"I don't have to see you right now"
"I don't have to see you right now"

from Local Natives – Mt. Washington Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Taylor seems to have a case of insomnia, probably in direct correlation to a failed relationship. He stares at the ceiling every night, thus, the metaphor “face stained in the ceiling”. His own “stained face” keeps telling him he doesn’t have to think about or “see” the person that keeps him up at night, inside of his head right now.

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