Baby, It’s Cold Outside

(Frank Loesser)

I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)
I’ve got to go away (Baby it’s cold out there)
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?)
Daddy will be pacing the floor (Listen to that fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful, please don’t hurry)
Well maybe just a half a drink more (Why don’t you put some music on while I pour)
The neighbours 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 a little closer)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense of hurting my pride)
I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)
Oh, but it’s cold outside

I simply must go (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (I say, it’s cold out there)
The welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out that 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 shore)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh, your lips are delicious)
Well, maybe just a cigarette more (Oh, never such a blizzard before)
I’ve got to get home (Baby, you’ll freeze out there)
Say, can I use your phone (It’s up to your knees out there)
You’ve really been grand (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 old out)
Ahh, but it’s cold outside
Baby it’s cold outside