From 'The Moment Trap - The Lennon Dream' feature film, 2021.
All songs written and performed by Cedar Rose Johnson.
In memory of my wonderful mummy, Julia X
Originally written and performed by my Dad in 2007!
I'm no older than 6, and dressed in a giant bug costume in the grounds of Hertford Castle for the fete; children of my own age come and peak at me through the mouth of the oversized ant costume. Some of them laughed and some of them cried. I danced*, shook hands and posed for photos with adults and children who were intrigued by our family of bugs. It was then that I knew I needed to perform. So I did, as a giant bug; for at least few more years, during which my attentions turned from the children's choir in Garden Barber Land to writing and performing my own music.
Fast forward 14 years and my close-nit hometown still holds memories from the glory days of Snip and Clip. I'm often asked if there will ever be a reappearance of Snip and Clip...and I can confirm the costumes are elegantly collecting dust in the roof of my garage.
*It's more just swaying and jumping.
"You can always bend down in the street and pick up nothing."
It’s 40 years since the murder of John Lennon, a moment trapped in Mickey Sharpe’s mind as he imagines that fateful night. After struggling to live on minimum wage, Mickey decides, "you’re better off being a gangster because you’ve got more of a chance."
John Lennon has now been dead as long as he lived.
Today, we have the ability to trap any moment in time using the technology we hold in our pockets, however, we can only imagine the night of the 8th of December 1980 outside the Dakota Apartments in New York, when John Lennon was shot four times in the back.