"Chelsea Dagger" as written by and John Lawler....
Well you must be a girl with shoes like that
She said you know me well
I seen you and little steven and Joanna
Round the back of my hotel oh yeah

Someone said you was asking after me
But I know you best as a blagger
I said tell me your name is it sweet?
She said my boy it's dagger oh yeah

I was good she was hot
Stealin' everything she got
I was bold she was over the worst of it
Gave me gear thank you dear bring yer sister over here
Let her dance with me just for the hell of it

Well you must be a boy with bones like that
She said you got me wrong
I would've sold them to you
If I could've just have kept the last of my clothes on, oh yeah
Call me up take me down with you
When you go I could be your regular belle
And I'll dance for little steven and Joanna
Round the back of my hotel oh yeah

I was good she was hot
Stealin everything she got
I was bold she was over the worst of it
Gave me gear thank you dear bring yer sister over here
Let her dance with me just for the hell of it

Chelsea Chelsea I believe that when your dancing
Slowly sucking your sleeve
That all the boys get lonely after you leave
And it's one for the Dagger and another for the one you believe

Chelsea I believe that when your dancing
Slowly sucking your sleeve
That the boys get lonely after you leave
And it's one for the Dagger and another for the one you believe


Lyrics submitted by Milburn, edited by pavelkomarov

"Chelsea Dagger" as written by John Lawler

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  • +4
    General Commenteasily the best drunken anthem ever the grace the earth.
    J_a_c_kon May 29, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe Fratellis truly sound like the Beatles fused with the Clash.
    Patrykon November 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgot to love it. i agree with 'j a c k'. THE best drunken anthem ever. :D
    ihaveapenon October 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHossa scooooores!!!!! GO HAWKS GO!!!!
    windusvkon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can believe that.
    There is the lyric in the song 'Ole black 'n' blue eyes' - 'And Chelsea says she's got nowhere to go, and if she does she's gettin' there slow'- which might imply that the band actually knew her rather than just met her.
    ePilgrimageon December 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy god i can't understand a word of wat wtrussler said : > P

    no idea wat this song is about but it is coooooool

    heard it on triple j (YAY for triple j!) so i haven't heard any of their other stuff

    but yeah, ver much enjoy it *Chelsea, Chelsea I believe that when youre dancing........ *
    plasticteacupson January 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dunno because im from the states, but this is how it seems to me.... so someone email me and let me know if im wrong PLEASE but.... here-
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    you must be a stripper/whore with those kinds of shoes on (which he talks about often in other songs)

    she said "you know i am- i see you around that hotel alot with friends. someone said you've been asking about me, but your reputation is such that you might just be trying to rob me and you arent sincere (a player)....?"

    i said "whats your (stage?) name, its probably sweet" (made a joke to change the subject)
    she said " aye it's dagger" ( maybe just a witty reply/warning and her stage name is chelsea but he already knew that)


    i was turning her on a lot because i'm so damn slick so i distracted her sexually while i stole her shit just to see if i could- right in front of her- and it was hard to do because she turned me on too

    i was sneaky when i stole shit but she was wasted off of heroin. she gave me a dose and i said bring that pussy over here for a free dance- on top of everything because im just that good.

    then i said "well dunno- are you actually a man? because you had quite a bit of cash" ( or "you smoke guy cigarettes which ive stolen" or he's joking)
    she said " damn, you GOT(robbed her and then told her before she noticed to be a jerk though she may have known the whole time) ME WRONG ( in a bad way by seduction or she was being sincere...?). if i wasnt so caught up with you i could have sold them to you. we cant be beat so call me your girl and take (give me a smoke)me up. Be down/true (or do heroin) with me. then and i'll go dance for your friends out back(haha).

    haha then i did well and so on.
    "chelsea, i know you have a job to do and you're so sexy and good at it, so go dance and i'll watch you with some dagger(a guy who is pissed drunk and thinks he might get laid so he'll give you money/ a guy who thinks he's better than me) but then you're coming with me because you really believe( YES REALLY WANT) me. or which one am i then??? the sucker or the winner?"

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    or it could be about him screwing some trans in the butt...... but i dont know to be honest.

    wafflekitten9@yahoo.com
    zombiekitten9on July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo. A Chelsea smile or grin is when someone is cut from the edge of the mouth to the ear, making what appears to be a huge smile. It's also known as a Glasgow smile, which it is named so because it started in Glasgow, Scotland. The Fratellis just so happen to be from Glasgow. Coincidence?
    uknowme2wellon September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts a song about a stripper, end of story.
    woahwoahwoahon December 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt definitely seems like a song about a prostitute. Burlesque dancers in videos are "code" for more naughty stuff.

    Oh, and it's not "Blagger" - I'm fairly certain it's "Blackguard", which is pronounced "Blagger" in England.
    JayDubyaon December 20, 2007   Link

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