"Colombia" as written by Taylor David Rice, Ryan Clinton Hahn, Matthew James Frazier and Kelcey Paul Ayer....
The day after I had counted down all of your friends
Down until
There were none, were none, were none, were none
A hummingbird crashed right in front of me and I understood
All I did for us.
You gave, and gave, and gave, and gave.

Ohh,
Every night I ask myself
Am I giving enough?
Am I giving enough?
Am I giving enough?
Am I?

If you never knew how much,
If you never felt all of of my love.
I pray now
You do, you do, you do, you do.

Ohh,
Every night I ask myself
Am I loving enough?
Am I loving enough?
Am I loving enough?
Am I?

Patricia,
Every night I'll ask myself
Am I giving enough?
Am I giving enough?
Am I giving enough?
Am I?

Patricia,
Every night I'll ask myself
Am I loving enough?
Am I loving enough?
Am I loving enough?
Am I?


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"Colombia" as written by Matthew James Frazier Kelcey Paul Ayer

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  • +4
    General CommentAmazing song.

    The significance of the Hummingbird is grand, grand enough to title the album... a hummingbird symbolizes resurrection in some cultures. This is because each one becomes lifeless and seems to die on cold nights, but it comes back to life again when the warmth emerges from the sun.

    Kelcey's mother was obviously such a force in his life to make him rethink the way he interacts with people before there isn't any other chance.

    This feeling reverberates through everyone when they lose a significant person from their life. Great job Local Natives.
    TrvsJon February 11, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit's already been said but this is such a beautiful ode to his late mother, patricia. he is praying to her during the chorus, asking as she's watching over him if he is giving enough, loving enough, since he maybe didn't show it enough to her when she was alive and doesn't want to repeat the same mistake.
    guru00101on April 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was written about Kelcey Ayer's mother, who passed away recently. With that in mind, this song is so freaking sad...and beautiful nonetheless.
    bwal314on January 31, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSlight correction, I believe

    "If you never knew how much,
    If you never felt called by God.
    I pray now
    you do, you do, you do, you do."

    should be

    "If you never knew how much,
    If you never felt all of my love
    I pray now
    you do, you do, you do, you do."
    JasonShearson April 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first line ends with "breaths" not friends.
    viachicago99on July 23, 2013   Link

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