I really can't stay, baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away, 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
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, 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
Ah, but it's cold outside
I simply must go, baby it’s cold outside
The answer is no, baby it’s cold outside
This welcome has been so nice and warm, baby it’s cold outside
Look out the window at the storm
My sister will be suspicious, actually it’s no suspicion
My brother will be there at the door, please you need to try to go slow
My maiden that’s mind is vicious, oh you’re in trouble
Or maybe just a cigarette more
I’ve got to go home, oh, 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 feeling you touch my hand
But don’t you see
How can you do this 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
Ah, but it’s cold outside
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