"Conventioneers" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
You walked into the room
And the whole place stopped to notice
Standing next to you, I feel hopeless and you know this
I've never been ashamed of my attraction
I'd be happy if you gave me just a fraction
As we danced, I could see in your eyes
You and me as senior citizens in love

I followed your perfume out away from all the rabble
Right up to your room for a drink and travel Scrabble
You, stationed in the warm glow of the TV
Too patient as I'm playing L O V E

And we laugh, and we laugh, and we laugh
And we have to or we'll end up in the bath

Now we're in the bath, I'm already thinking marriage
I know that in the past it was something I'd disparage
You turned down all the lights, I lit the candles
We rolled around in robes and hotel sandals
Then you slept, and I dressed, and I left
And I guess I'll see you Monday like before

Before all the fireworks exploded
Our conversations were so loaded, innuendo flying
Now what can we say?
Have a nice day
Looks like rain today

Now I'm in a cab, heading back to my apartment
Everything is drab, and I wish it never started
Now I've landed in this awkward situation
How can I just avoid a conversation?
So I wait, come in late. It'd be great
If you transferred out of state


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"Conventioneers" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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  • +1
    General CommentI believe this is the story of two co-workers (as established in the previous comments) engaged in a one night stand. The narrator of the song is apparently interested in taking the relationship further, but the other figure does not wish to. ("I've never been ashamed of my attraction / I'd be happy if you gave me just a fraction")

    "Before all the fireworks exploded / Our conversations were so loaded, innuendo flying / Now what can we say?"
    There must have been a big lead up to the one night stand, with lots of flirtation between the two people, but afterwards it's just an awkward situation. So much so, that the narrator of the song wishes his partner would be transferred out of state.
    arafozon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites off of Maroon. It's got a real subtle romantic feeling to it.
    shikonaorion September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmm, pretty general lyrics. I think that a man and his coworker went on a business trip together with the company. They went to a party in the evening, and went back to their hotel. They ended up in one of their rooms, the have sex, and return home. But the next time they see each other it becomes very awkward and they can't speak to each other the same way that they used to. Instead of sexual innuendos, they talk about the weather.
    CaterpillarGirl5393on March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat the heck is wrong with everyone??? This is one of the best songs ever!! I guess it doesn't have double meanings and things like that, but it's such a cool song!
    Steven Page for president!!!
    sarahmansouron September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty awesome. You don't hear a lot of regretful songs about one night stands.
    dancingnancy19on June 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm sort of surprised no tv show has used this song in some sort of love scene. it's perfect for that kind of thing. Warm, dimly lit, quietly elegant. gorgeous
    pumkinhedon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think this is a regretful song about a one night stand, but maybe some kind of "forbidden romance" type thing, like a work office relationship. They were co-workers, but he always had an attraction to her, and then it turned into more, but now it's awkward seeing each other at work.
    I love this song, like pumkinhed said, it's dimly lit, and quietly elegant.
    *Rainbow*Diva*on August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with the rainbow diva. It's about someone who is in love with a coworker, they sleep together and now they feel uncomfortable around each other. I really like the part about how they're "conversations were so loaded", meaning before they enjoyed talking to each other, but now they just talk about everyday boring stuff because they aren't comfortable around each other.

    A great song. It's sad that BNL haven't had much success here in Australia. Hopefully they'll release another album.
    Occams_Harmonyon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat the song means to me, yeah, it's about two co-workers who sleep together during a business convention... and later, one of the two has regrets because things just become strange afterwards.

    it's got such a sexy groove!

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 02:18AM

    delialon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove it love it LOVE it.
    Anraon August 29, 2006   Link

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