The Old Fool

from by Marc Block

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Marc's new album, Brisk & Breezy, sees him revisit the “jaunty acoustipop” of his former band, Marc Block and the Breezes, overdubbing his own voice, guitar, bouzouki, harmonicas and percussion, with further backing vocals by Rachel Delicata and double bass by Martin Bentley. It’s an exuberant collection of mostly original songs, including new recordings of some of Marc’s old favourites from his younger days.

    CD artwork by Frank Duffy (, photography by James Fagan.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Brisk & Breezy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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I wrote this song in the throes of a big breakdown after a big breakup, and obviously it's entirely a work of fiction from start to finish.


The Old Fool by Marc Block 2009 ©Glasspool Music

I’m bound to quit you but not just yet, I’m shamelessly obsessed
You fill up my screentime, you’re not like the rest
Your look’s not all it is, I’m entirely fascinated
I’m shooting-star-struck and sorely infatuated

Oh, oh, the old fool is calling
From time to time, I’m down and up again
And when you’re there, you help me through
Help me back to where I can do the things I need to do

I’m scrutinising every line for any kinds of clues
You and Oscar and your angst are giving me the blues
You once called me darling, I wish you hadn’t done
I must suppose it’s just a pose but it seems to lead me on

I keep rolling in late at night hoping you can chat
You tell me what you think I could do about that
You I wish it was when I’m beside myself
I wake up thirsty, besotted and on the shelf
I was close to driving half the day just to see you play
You would surely get it if I gave the game away
You’re young and complex and decidedly cool
I’m on the rebound, just a lonely old fool


from Brisk & Breezy, released October 7, 2016
Marc Block: Lead and backing vocals, guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, bodhrán.
Martin Bentley: Double bass



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"one of the most exciting singers I've heard in a long, long time" - Mike Harding

"passionate and careful in his treatment of traditional material" – Rob Bartlett

“..a great voice” – James Fagan

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