Thursday, December 20, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside.

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is one of my favorite holiday tunes.

But after listening several times a day for the past 20 days, I can't help but to obsess over the lyrics.

And my obsessing has led me to the belief that the plot of the song is basically a date rape.

Which upsets me. Greatly.

But then I just ignore that blazing fact, and I love the song again.

I have a feeling that my awareness and ignorance in regards to this song is a glaring metaphor for how date rape is viewed by society, even today.

Sorry if I ruined this tune for you. Leave it to me and my ever-thinking mind.


LemonCadet said...

I have always hated that song for the reasons you just mentioned. She keeps saying no and the jackass won't leave her alone. Then he gets her drunk and has his way with her. It's creepy and I hate it.

I really really really wish that the shower scene in Elf had used a different song because, in my opinion, that is the only bad thing about that movie. On that note, I need an Elf 2. More than dinner tonight, more than another episode of Project Runway, more than most things ... I need a sequel. I'll even write it.

So I thought I was the only one who felt that way about that song. Go figure.

Amanda said...

Lemon Cadet, great minds think alike. On the song but also on the need for an Elf 2. I'd be happy to help you write it!

garylmcdowell said...

"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

MeMeReezy said...

I love the movie Elf! However, I never listed to the lyrics of that song close enough apparently! That just blew my mind.

carly said...

I had never even imagined the lyrics that way---but now I totally see it right there. I wonder what they writer was really working on and if anyone then knew...some fun online research...and speaking of, let me know if you want to do some traveling for the anthology---more formal invites to come soon---but think NY and DC in March and April.