I really can\'t stay - But 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 worry
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music 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
To break the spell - I\'ll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move 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
Oh baby, it\'s cold outside

I simply must go - But baby, it\'s cold outside
The answer is no - But baby, it\'s cold out there
This welcome has been - I\'m lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Got, 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
But maybe just a cigarette more - Never such a blizzard before

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 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 hold out
Baby it\'s cold outside
Baby it\'s cold outside