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Glee – Baby It's Cold Outside lyrics
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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Baby It's Cold Outside meanings

  • U
    I don't think it's about that. It was written by a man who originally sang it with his wife so that was hardly going to be the intended message - that's just a modern interpretation. In my opinion, it's about a woman that wants to stay but doesn't want to be gossiped about by her family and neighbours. She says that she's had a nice time "This evening has been so very nice", but it's her choice to have more to drink and stay for another cigarette, as well as agreeing that it's cold outside (and if she were trying to get away I don't think she'd agree with him). She's not fighting his advances, she's fighting herself from what she feels she should do and what she actually wants to do. This song was written in the 1940s so it would have been a bit scandalous to be staying over with a gentleman she wasn't yet married to.
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    - 3
    This song is actually about rape (sorry to ruin it for you). In the second stanza the female part says, "say what's in this drink", alluding to the possibility that she has been drugged. Throughout the song, the male part is insistent and kind of gross, saying things like "you're so beautiful" and "you're lips look delicious", as well as trying to convince her not to leave. If you are out so late that your parents might worry, I would hurry back home. Especially if you are young enough to be living with your parents.
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    - 3
    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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