After bonding over a mutual dislike of the 1944 Frank Loesser song "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Minnesota couple and singer-songwriter duo Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski were inspired to give the song a fresh 2016 rework.
The classic holiday song has received a lot of flak for the questionable-at-best scenario that it sets, seemingly disregarding the female character's lack of consent throughout the tune. It definitely didn't sit well with Liza and Lemanski either. After an hour of writing and 15 minutes of actual recording, they managed to completely (and cleverly) rework the lyrics to hit a totally different chord with the public.
"It's not just a rare thing — it happens all the time, everywhere. Every day. And I'm afraid for my sister. And I'm afraid for my friends. And I hope this song gets people thinking about it," Lemanski told CNN.
Check out the full recreated lyrics below!
I really can't stay / Baby, I'm fine with that
I've got to go away / Baby, I'm cool with that
This evening has been / Been hoping you get home safe
So very nice / I'm glad you had a real good time
My mother will start to worry / Call her so she knows that you're coming
Father will be pacing the floor / Better get your car a-humming
So really I'd better scurry / No rush.
Should I use the front or back door? / Which one are you pulling towards more?
The neighbors might think / That you're a real nice girl
What is this drink? / Pomegranate La Croix
I wish I knew how / Maybe I can help you out
To break this spell / I don't know what you're talking about
I ought to say no, no, no / you reserve the right to say no
At least I'm gonna say that I tried / you reserve the right to say no
I really can't stay / ...Well you don't have to
Baby, it's cold outside
I've got to get home / Do you know how to get there from here
Say, where is my coat / I'll go and grab it my dear
You've really been grand / We'll have to do this again
Yes, I agree/How 'bout the Cheesecake Factory?
We're bound to be talking tomorrow / Text me at your earliest convenience
At least I have been getting that vibe / Unless I catch pneumonia and die
I'll be on my way / Thanks for the great night