It’s probably the only time the National Film Board of Canada (the NFB) was ever mentioned in a song. But HAMILTON’s up-and-coming singer/songwriter TERRA LIGHTFOOT gives it a go with a tune that takes place partly in the NFB’s John Street Cinematheque.
Oh, I’d like to take you to the National Film Board
in the afternoon
I’d spend all my dollars just to watch the movie screens with you
We could stay there all day because we have
nothing else to do
All this summer loving has got me in a place I can’t handle
What if we stayed way too late and then got
locked in overnight?
Would we keep on watching movie screens until the
next day’s morning light?
Would you be my last action hero and jump into
the fires of the screen?
And when all of the bad guys came, would you
be running to save me?
Terra Lightfoot’s latest album ‘ Everytime My Mind Runs Wild’