Music Monday - Baby, It's Cold Outside

I posted this last year, but every time I hear the song I think the same thing, so I thought I'd share it again.

Have you ever actually listened to the lyrics to Baby, It’s Cold Outside? It’s on the radio all the time and I sing along here and there, but I had never really listened to the words until the other day. Um. Well. I kind of feel like he's slipping her a roofie and getting ready to date rape her. Check out the lyrics:
I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink? - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break the spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move closer?
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ah, but it's cold outside

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh darling, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me?
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that hold out
Ah, but it's cold outside

No means no, mister! I think it's even more creepy/funny in the versions of the song where the female sings the part of the rapist.


Jules said...

I will never listen to this song the same way again...LOL! This is too funny. I always thought the guy sounded kind of pushy, but it just takes on a whole new meaning now :)

Christianna said...

I've always thought this song was creepy! Cute, very cute, but also very creepy! I don't think as much was implied when it was written, but in this day and age, things are a bit different! Hahahahah.

Sabrina said...

bahahaha, I noticed this on Glee the other night.. I was like, PUMP THE BREAKS- IS THIS CREEPY?

hahaha too funny.