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Surprise Baby

by Snippet aka Johnno Casson

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Comfortable 01:37
Wait 03:00
Old 05:35
Stand Around 03:00
Audrey 03:34
Oh Audrey I love you Oh Audrey I do Oh Audrey I’m sweet on you I met you selling shoes down roman road market You had the patter and the chatter that felt so chic, I went weak at the knees We had a fumble and moved onto to a semi You had the family photographs on display and hey they looked familiar This might be special, might strike a chord We could be happy , more likely bored I guess that’s life Do I dare to think we might be together Do I care to think beyond next Wednesday week Oh Audrey I love you Oh Audrey I do Oh Audrey I’m sweet on you I don’t know what the hell you do with my money I don’t know what the hell you do with all the love and faith I show in you Wont hold my hand or you wont call me your boyfriend Wont call me back when I keep on texting you, is it true were through I’m feeling lonely, I’m feeling told I’m feeling played , and looking old I guess that’s life Had a dream to think one day we’ll be related What a mare to find its already true Oh Audrey I love you Oh Audrey I do Oh Audrey I’m sweet on you (c) Johnno Casson 2015
My Brother 03:48
Piss Taker 02:08
No one wants to wait cause no ones got the time Everybody’s beautiful and everybody’s fake You don’t need to tell a lie it’s written on your face We don’t have a perfect world We are the human race Oh I wanted to believe you and I want to hear you case Felt like smoke and mirrors felt like saving face I’m worried for our future For our hearts and minds Do we walk with open eyes or do we walk in blind? Are we civilised? We can’t fix the world with bombs Are we civilised? We can’t heal the world with bombs The worlds gone mad, hear them sigh The worlds gone mad, hear them crying Time enough is time is time enough Oh we’ve lost the faith and boy we’ve lost the plot Everybody’s cynical about everything they’re not Oh I’ve had enough of fighting, I’ve had enough of fear I’ve had enough religion just get me out of here I’ve had enough of people stuck up their own arse All these politicians not learning from the past Are we civilised? We won’t fix the world with bombs Are we civilised? We won’t heal the world with bombs Through luck or planned we wait for news to land For good or bad, through gritted teeth Don’t know the cost, prepare to hear of loss God speed my friend, we’ll never learn, we’ll never learn Are we civilised? I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know anymore Are we civilised? I just don’t know anymore, I just don’t know © Johnno Casson 2015


We want everyone to have the chance to listen to these songs, poor or rich or inbetweenies-we invite you to bring a little Snippet into your life.

So I had been busy recording the 5th Snippet album (working title ‘Future Melancholy Pop Music’ and due later in 2016) and I had a truckload of songs vying for a place on the album (either being a prolific writer of songs or a weird long haired eccentric who never leaves the house-you choose).

Any road up, I went and picked my choices for #FutureMelancholyPopMusic and thought to myself-that’s it, well done lad, songs are in the bag-now lets get to finishing the recordings of these indie pop nuggets.

BUT I hadn’t accounted for the lovely Mrs Snippet!

Having heard me finish writing what was to be my one album of 2016 she said to me "Why don't you put all these unused songs together as a separate album because they are far too good to be gathering dust Johnno lad"(ok, she didn’t say Johnno lad, she just said Oi you!)...So I listened to her pearl of wisdom and guess what? The #SurpriseBaby album was conceived and joy of joys we think these songs sound really nifty together & not at all like some lightweight ‘B side’ collection but as a fine collection of songs in their own right, we think you will be very pleasantly surprised (although you will be the judge of that, aye-I know my place).

So purely by chance a new addition is being welcomed into the Snippet household and we are delighted to share news of our forthcoming bonny bouncing arrival-14 tracks to wet your whistle and put a spring up your boulevard.
We hope you will welcome our #SurpriseBaby into your lives and kiss ‘it’ on the head.

The most played artist on BBC Introducing on BBC 6 Music-Snippet aka Johnno Casson recently celebrated #10yearsofSnippet , originally cutting his musical teeth as lead singer of trip hop pioneers Deep Joy, working with the likes of Andrew Weatherall (Primal Scream), James Lavelle (Mo’ Wax/UNKLE) and Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound) and touring extensively – including with The Farm.


"As good as anything the man has ever released,a man at the top of his game"
Louder Than War

"A beautiful pop gem" The Garden of Earthly Delights

"His sharp, incisive observations of everyday life make his music all the more endearing" Hiapop Blog

"I first listened to the album on a cold Saturday morning when I was feeling distinctly blue, and it was exactly the remedy I needed to inject some get up and go" Music Vs the World

“Snippet: A National Indie Treasure…The most played artist ever on BBC Introducing shows on BBC 6 Music”
Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

“Dry of humour and lo-fi of sound, the skewed pop of Colchester’s Snippet is reminiscent of early Beck.”

Q Magazine

“The sound of the summer…Pop genius…9.5/10” Louder Than War/Hiapop

“Touched a nerve, we love it.”

Rob da Bank BBC Radio 1

“The quintessential English musician-prolific, diverse, entertaining, clever, wistful and whimsical” Ralph’s Life

“In plain speak, he bottled happiness, and let it loose in song” DervSwerve

“Forgot the ‘happy’ pills, a single play a day of this will have you dancing round with not a care in the world” Alternative Tracks

“Captures the spirit of summer, reminded me of early Squeeze” Fatea


released January 25, 2016

All tracks written,played by & produced by Snippet aka Johnno Casson other than
My Brother-Produced by Wim Oudijk
Best Thing Since Sliced Bread -Additional vocals by Trouble
Sunny Side Up-Brass by Ocean of Tunes Horns


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