Today I am listening to the 'Frank Sinatra' station on Pandora.
Just a few minutes ago, this song came on--"Baby it's cold outside".
This song is on lots of Christmas music albums. I'm not sure why we associate it with the Holidays, because it doesn't mention them at all. It does mention weather tho. And a man and a woman.
I like this song.
My son Dustin and his wife Jessica, tell me that this is the "date rape" holiday song. They teased me about that all last year and I was like---yeah, yeah whatever---thinking they were just saying that because the man's part in the song tries to persuade the woman to stay.
But when this song came on a few minutes ago, I listened.
HOLY CRAP!! It IS the date rape song of the 1940's!!
Dustin and Jess were right!!
(but I still like it)
It's so funny what was appropriate in different times.
Okay---not that they don't make inappropriate songs nowadays, but they are easy to recognize and categorize. Back then this kind of suspicious behavior was okay.
I still like the song. It was a product of it's time.
My son just likes to give me a bad time.
So, what do you think?
What do you think?
Wikepedia says this:
The lyrics in this duet are designed to be heard as a conversation between two people, marked as "mouse" and "wolf" on the printed score. Every line in the song features a statement from the "mouse" followed by a response from the "wolf". Usually the "wolf" part is sung by a male and the "mouse" by a female.
Criticisms of the song stem from a reading of the lyrics not as the "mouse" wanting to stay and only putting up a token protest for the sake of appearance as supported by lyrics such as "The neighbors might think...", "My father will be pacing the floor", but instead as the "mouse" genuinely wanting to leave but being stopped by the "wolf" being coercive in his pleading with the mouse. Examples of questionable lyrics in this regard include, "I simply must go", "The answer is no", "I've got to go home". There is also the line "Hey, what's in this drink", which could be taken to sound suspiciously like the "mouse" has been drugged.