All songs were written by Terence Blacker, vocals, guitar

Lukas Drinkwater: backing vocals, bass guitar, double bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion (1-11). Dom Pipkin: piano, Rhodes (1, 4, 8, 9). Josh Clark: percussion (3, 4, 8, 10).

Produced, recorded and mixed  by Lukas Drinkwater at Polyphonic Recording. Mastered by Josh Clark


**** [He has the] ‘ability to find humour in the darker moments of human existence… Randy Newman couldn’t have put it better.’  Clive Davis, The Times   

***** ‘Terence Blacker has been one of the great finds musically in a long while, and he continues to impress.’     Liverpool Sound and Vision

‘He manages to surprise and show us new and fresh alongside the wonderfully familiar…. Blacker the entertainer has the final word.’           Fatea Magazine

‘There’s a brilliance in the music on Blacker’s album which we miss, or underestimate, at our peril.’

**** ‘It’s a real pleasure to listen to such a well-crafted, thoughtful and essentially delightful album’          Robb Johnson, RNR Magazine

‘Each song is lyrically rich, with some very clever observations on the human condition… A fine collection of original material.’       Irish Music Magazine

‘Personal, observational songs that look back, look forward, look around, look deeply and look lively… Heartfelt, satirical, humorous.’           The Spirit of Progressive Rock


1. Meanwhile

2. Other People’s Lives

3. My Little Blue Book

4. Pale Stale Male

5. The Couple Next Door

6. The Swells Sang ‘After the Ball’

7. Everyday Hero 04:39

8. The Way of the World

9. Keep the Faith

10. Moanin’ Joe

11. Not Quite Done