Who Sang Stagger Lee? Modern Life Is War

Modern Life Is War Midnight in America cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-8-21
length: 4:08
Some other versions of "Stagger Lee"

My name is Stagger Lee
and I'm walking through the ice and snow
and my girl threw me out last week
and I'm f****** broke
nothing but the starter in my pocket and my Colt .45
don't look at me the wrong way
'cause I got nothin' to lose tonight
Walk into JD's and put a dollar down
turn the dollar into a few
I start drinkin' and I turn around
'cause I feel a pair of eyes burning into the back of my neck
and he's whisperin' to the barkeep
the g********* fool won't stop staring at me
so I shoot up from my seat and press the cold steel to his head
and said "don't you know who the f*** I am?"

he said "Stagger Lee"
"please don't take my life"
"I've got a kid back home and I've got a wife"
he said "please Stagger, please"
"I'm a friend, not a foe"
"but your girl's with Billy at the Flamingo"
"I just thought you should know"
I pistol-whip him in the teeth and walk outside
steal the first fast car I see
and as my blood starts to boil I start to take a little ride
I leave the car running
pull down the brim of my black Stetson hat
I look around and I see no witness
one last drink from my silver flask
I kick open the door
see the bodies inter-twined
see the fear in their eyes
I pull my Colt .45
and I feel divine

Stagger Lee
you're a bad, bad man
Oh, Stagger Lee
you're going straight to hell

Stagger Lee (Stagger Lee)
you're a bad, bad man
Oh, Stagger Lee
you're going straight to hell

CD 1
  • 1 Useless Generation
  • 2 Screaming at the Moon
  • 3 Stagger Lee
  • 4 Big City Dream
  • 5 Fuck the Sex Pistols
  • 6 Pendulum
  • 7 These Mad Dogs of Glory
  • 8 Night Shift at the Potato Factory
  • 9 The Motorcycle Boy Reigns
  • 10 Humble Streets
  • 11 Midnight in America

  • Release information
    label: Equal Vision Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 0794558114226
    script: Latin