Kimberly Morin writes that, as usual, the Left-wing snowflake crowd makes false assumptions about a holiday classic and therefore has to ruin the song with their politically-correct nonsense. The song in question is “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and a couple of melting snowflakes seem to believe the song is about date rape.
Not only is the song NOT about date rape, but it’s not even close. For God’s sakes, the song is clearly about two people who have the hots for each other and while they are singing the duet, they come up with excuses for her to stay over.
Why? Because unlike the “sleep with anything that moves crowd” of today, there were societal NORMS in the past that made it taboo for a woman to sleep with a man before marriage.
Yet to many, the song isn’t as innocent as it first seems. There are a few lyrics that on closer examination seem pretty, well, creepy. The guy is trying to pressure the girl into sex, when she is clearly not up for it. And then there’s the notorious line where she asks “What’s in this drink?”, implying that he might have spiked it. In 2013 Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon Levitt did a version with the gender roles reversed, which acknowledged some of the song’s problems, but still, it’s not a good look for a Christmas classic to feature date rape.
The duet has been recorded over and over and over again by artists around the world.
Suddenly over the past couple of years, the song is about date rape?? You’ve got to be kidding.
The fact that these people think the song is about date rape says a lot about THEM, not about the song and not the original lyrics. Disturbed individuals, indeed.
Here are the original 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)
But 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 now)
To break this 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 hurtin’ my pride?)
I really can’t stay (oh baby don’t hold out)
But baby, it’s cold outside
I simply must go (but baby, it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (but baby, it’s cold outside)
Your welcome has been (how lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (look out the window at this dawn)
My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (waves upon the tropical shore)
My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious)
But maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before)
I’ve gotta get home(but baby, you’d freeze out there)
Say lend me a 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 lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (if you got pneumonia and died)
I really can’t stay (get over that old out)
Baby, it’s cold
Baby, it’s cold outside
Now here are the new lyrics written by the PC crowd who likes to read something where nothing exists:
I really can’t stay/Baby I’m fine with that
I’ve got to go away/Baby I’m cool with that
This evening has been/Been hoping you get home safe
So very nice/I’m glad you had a real good time
My mother will start to worry/Call her so she knows that you’re coming
Father will be pacing the floor/Better get your car a-humming
So really I’d better scurry/No rush.
Should I use the front or back door?/Which one are you pulling towards more?
The neighbors might think/That you’re a real nice girl
What is this drink?/Pomegranate La Croix
I wish I knew how/Maybe I can help you out
To break this spell/I don’t know what you’re talking about
I ought to say no, no, no/you reserve the right to say no
At least I’m gonna say that I tried/you reserve the right to say no
I really can’t stay/…Well you don’t have to
Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to get home/Do you know how to get there from here
Say, where is my coat/I’ll go and grab it my dear
You’ve really been grand/We’ll have to do this again
Yes I agree/How ’bout the Cheesecake Factory?
We’re bound to be talking tomorrow/Text me at your earliest convenience
At least I have been getting that vibe/Unless I catch pneumonia and die
I’ll be on my way/Thanks for the great night
The irony is this is the same crowd that loves Planned Parenthood; abortion on demand up until the day before a woman is due to give birth, sex education for kindergartners, free birth control, and calling themselves “sluts.”
Get over yourselves. The song isn’t about date rape. It isn’t about anything nefarious. Stop making something out of nothing. If you don’t like the song, don’t listen to it.
It’s really THAT simple.