Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij told Rolling Stone : "'Cousins' is a song that we recorded in Mexico City. It's got probably the most demanding bass part Chris has wrote for himself, and probably the most demanding drum part Chris Tomson ever did for himself, so it's a demanding song. Whereas 'Horchata ' was a laidback slice of California pop, the "Cousins" groove kicks off fast and the energy never stops with rapid fire drums and frenzied guitars." (Source Cousins Songfacts).
You found a sweater on the ocean floor
They're gonna find it if you didn't close the door
You and this model sit outside of the side
In a house on a street that wouldn't park on the line