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The Morning Stars

This song is by Hamilton Leithauser and appears on the album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (2016).

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The scotch bonnet shells
From your bedside drawer
I snatched them myself
Off the ocean floor

Are strung around your neck
On a white boot lace
You'd wear them like that
Back when we used to date

If the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

If the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

'Cause I'm the one who rattles all
Your windows and your doors
Howling in the night
Beyond your walls, beneath your floors

At dawn I retire
With my palms on the glass
I stroll through the arcade
With the happy rats

And my hat fell in the river
And a Portuguese girl swooned
"You're as a free as the water
But it's harder to love"

So if the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

If the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

Oh, I'm the one who rattles all
Your windows and your doors
Howling in the night
Beyond your walls, beneath your floors

In other words
I'm your ghost

And we'll all run together
Underneath the morning stars
Won't you come out with us anymore?
Won't you come out with us anymore?
Why won't you come out with me anymore?
Why don't you come out with me anymore?

Written by:

Rostam Batmanglij Wikipedia16 / Hamilton Leithauser