"Where have all the boys gone?" as written by and Walther/carabine....
Where have all the boys gone, we can't find them at all, we can't find them at all
All the arcades and sports bars and hockey rinks empty, there's nobody for me

It's poker night and we weren't invited
Take your spade, out of my heart

You said I was your queen,
But you've traded me in for a straight flush to win
We feel like two ducks in a pond being held up by cowboys in Texas (I hate this damn!)

Poker night, 'cause we weren't invited
Take your spade, out of my heart

Clearly this fad will pass just as soon as the hockey teams get off their
You will wish you weren't in debt for buying aluminum-weighted chips (idiot!)

Poker night, and we weren't invited
Take your spade, out of my heart

Where have all the boys gone?
We can't find them at all
We can't find them at all
Where have all the boys gone?
We can't find them at all
We can't find them at all

It's poker night and we weren't invited
Take your spade, out of my heart!
'Cause it's poker night and we weren't invited
Take your spade, out of my heart!

Where have all the boys gone?
We can't find them at all
We can't find them at all.


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    General Commenti think this song is about a girl who has a boyfriend who spends all of his time with his buddies and doesn't care about her. hes told her that shes her everything but then he turns around and goes to his buddie's house.
    onomatopoeiaon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreading the lyrics again, i think he has a gambling problem. not a problem with hanging out with his friends.
    onomatopoeiaon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought this song was about the 2004-05 hockey lockout (timing works as the album came out in early 06). All the boys used to be easy to find on a Saturday when they were watching the game but since the game wasn't on and Ron McLean was suddenly hosting Movie Night in Canada they seem to have replaced it with the more private poker played at a buddy's house. If non-hockey fan girlfriends feel isolated when the game is on, poker is even less inviting.

    The hockey lockout interpretation comes from the references to sports bars being empty and that line about how "this fad will pass as soon as those hockey teams get off their ..."

    Some of the boys in question may be developing a gambling problem but it seems to be more about loneliness than about gambling issues - and the line "take your spade out of my heart" is more tongue in cheek than anything else.
    Sylviedon February 03, 2012   Link

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