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I really can't stay - But baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - But 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 records 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
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 in 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
Oh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go - But, baby, it's cold outside.
The answer is no - But, baby, it's cold outside.
This welcome has been - How lucky that you dropped in.
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm.
My sister will be suspicious - Gosh, your lips look delicious.
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical storm.
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Oh, your lips are delicious.
Maybe just a cigarette more - Never such a blizzard before.

I've got to go home - But, 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'm thrilled 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
Ohhh, baby it's cold outside

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  • U
    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 5:34 am
    It means that your lover or boyfriend is trying to keep you from leaving so he tells you all these that will make you stay because he just wants to spend the night with you
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 28, 2011 at 2:50 am
    Sweet and typical guying trying to get the girl over that hold out. I don't think it's anything in the drink except a good shot of alcohol to help her want to stay a bit longer. Nothing but love and lust.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    This is what everyone in the world knows that the song is known for being: The Date Rape Song
    Think about it an I'll promise that you'll start thinking about it and realize that it really is... The Date Rape Song. So yeah, sorry for ruining the song for you but that only the truth.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 2, 2012 at 10:16 am
    I think the man has a passionate feeling towards the woman which cannot be controlled so he wants her to stay over which will end up in them doing the nasty
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    I think they are in love with each other. But in that time it was not common for a girl to be out that late. Especially, together with a man in his house... Therefore, she knows she has to go. But, she would also like to stay.
    The man is behaving in a typical way.. :-)

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