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?
And father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, what’s your 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 now
To break this spell – I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, I’m sorry – Mind if I move in closer?
At least I’m gonna say that I tried – What’s the point in 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 – 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 looks so delicious
My brother will be here at the door – Waves upon the tropical shore
My maiden aunts mind is vicious – Gosh, your lips looks so delicious
Or maybe just a cigarette more – Never such a blizzard before
I’ve got to get home – Baby, you’ll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat – It’s up to your knees out there
You’ve really been grand – Your eyes are like starlight now
Oh, but don’t you see? – How could 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
Oh, baby, it’s cold outside