(Meredith) – A radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, isn’t going to play “Baby It’s Cold Outside” this holiday season after many of the station’s listeners voiced their concerns about the song’s lyrics.

According to WOIO, one of the employees at the radio station said the lyrics of the song may not be appropriate and went on to say that the song was written in 1944 and that times have changed.

Others agree, saying the song is too suggestive in the #MeToo movement.

We’ve posted the lyrics below. Read them and let us know what you think.

Baby It's Cold Outside

I really can't stay (Baby it's cold outside)
I gotta go away (Baby it's cold outside)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you'd dropped 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 (I'll 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) (Why thank you)
I ought to say no, no, no sir (Mind if move in closer?)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried (What's the sense of hurtin' my pride?)
I really can't stay (Baby don't hold out)
Baby it's cold outside
 
Ah, you're very pushy you know?
I like to think of it as opportunistic
 
I simply must go (Baby it's cold outside)
The answer is no (But baby it's cold outside)
The 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 shore)
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious!)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before) (And I don't even smoke)
 
I've got to get home (Baby you'll freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat? (It's up to your knees out there!)
You've really been grand, (I feel when I touch your 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)
 
Baby it's cold
Baby it's cold outside
Okay fine, just another drink then
That took a lot of convincing!

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(1) comment

Alexander Marinesko

The dumming down of America......

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