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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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    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
    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. :-)
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 17, 2013 at 2:10 am
    I think it's kind of cute to stop your girlfriend from getting out. My reasons why he stopped her is: he really doesn't want her to be sick and cold; and because he loves spending with his 1 and only. As for the girl... I think She stopped for a reason: it's getting late and she doesn't want to be grounded or something. If I were her, then I would definitely accept. But if I lived with my family I sure don't wanna get grounded just because I'm late and their worried fro how I'm gonna survive the weather. How can I shop for Christmas gifts if they only let me out until 5:30?!?!?!
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 1:35 am
    A couple's romantic duet by the fireplace on a cold winter's evening. :) the more feminine counterpart of the two sings the anxious (perhaps more responsible-sounding?) verses of the song, while the more masculine soul croons reasons why the object of his affections should stay for the night and drink away their troubles.

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