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?
Father will be pacing the floor - Just listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Sweetheart, what's your 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 sir - 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
Baby, it's bad out there
I simply must go - Baby it's cold outside
The answer is no - Baby it's cold outside
This welcome has been - So lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out that window, at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - God, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon the tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Ooh baby you're so delicious
Well, maybe, just a cigarette more - Never such a blizzard before
I got to get home - You'd 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 hair
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
Ah, baby, it's cold outside