"Black Shuck" as written by Daniel Francis Hawkins, Francis Gilles Poullain-patterson, Edwin James Graham and Justin David Hawkins....
In a town in the east
The parishioners were visited upon
By a curious beast
And his eyes numbered but one and shone like the sun
And a glance beckoned the immediate loss
Of a cherished one
It was the coming of the

(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck
Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck

Flames licked round the sacred spire
And the congregation's last line of defence
Was engulfed in fire
As the flaming priest stepped into the firing line
On the business end of despair
God, he took his own life
During the coming of the

(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck
Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck

A nimbus of blue light surrounds a crimson paw
As he takes another fatal swipe
At the Blytheburgh Church Door

(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck
Black Shuck

(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck

Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) Black Shuck
(Black Shuck) That dog don't give a fuck

Woof!


Lyrics submitted by Master_Smartie

"Black Shuck" as written by Edwin James Graham Daniel Francis Hawkins

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    General Commentits about the black shuck, a devil dog from suffolk, in east anglia (i should know, being east anglian myself, lol) basically, this devil dog comes into blytheborough church and looks at the vicar, who consequently dies. then, with a flash of lightening, the dog is gone. the only trace left of it is this cool scratch it leaves on the church door. apparently, you can actually go and see this church door still with the scratch in it lol ;-) its a fab song and i love it
    edgon April 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLOL...the lead singers vocals are so unintelligible that I had no idea what the song was about until now...I enjoy it quite a bit more now. ^^
    freakishfaeon July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard its about some sort of hound like beast that is rumoured to roam some part of the English countryside.
    Master_Smartieon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's like about a dog who sends a priest to hell or something. I <3 The Darkness.
    makesomeloveIIon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, thanks for clarifying that story. that is pretty cool and this song is pretty kick ass as well
    esalts13on December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI knew it was some sort of legend about a ravenous beast, but as far as I knew the singer just made it up. I'm glad I came in here and got the skinny on a great song. Now that I know of its' historical significance, it's even more kick ass!
    SwiftImmortal_1on January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks my socks
    julesruleson January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti never understood this song, now i do. Thanks edg.
    lauraismeon February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey edg, i hail from East Anglia myself. This song is the best Darkness song of ALL FUCKING TIME!!! ALL OF YOU CUNTS WHO SAY THAT ALTERNATIVE IS COOL, GO WANK INSIDE A CUPBOARD AND EAT YOUR OWN BLOODY COCK!!!
    BlackShuckon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah..calm down.
    tis a very cool song. i love it. i love the darkness. yum.
    perfect opener for a perfect album.
    fade-to-tornon December 21, 2005   Link

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