"My mother will to start 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 hurry)/Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some records on while I pour)."
As you might already know, the original version of the song has come under fire in the past few years for its depiction of a man tenderly, but persistently, encouraging a reluctant woman to spend the night with him.
Though the original song was released in 1944, factors such as the #MeToo movement have led some modern-day listeners to question the original's lyrical content. "My mother will start to worry (I'll call a vehicle and tell "em to hurry)", Clarkson and Legend trade off in the rendition".
Interestingly, they leave in the original line about the woman having "maybe just a cigarette more", when smoking is no longer the cool habit it once was.
The duo also revamped the part of the song that some claim alludes to date rape. And when Clarkson sings, "What will my friends think if I have one more drink?" "If I have one more drink?" to which the Legend 's suitor replies: "It's your body and your choice". "(It's your body and your choice) / Ooh you really know how (Your eyes are like starlight now) / To cast a spell (One look at you and then I fell)".
"This song is the funniest thing".
Now, if you'll excuse me, I simply must go.
"This is a good remake of this song... so lovely!"
She called the tune's new iteration, which was penned by Legend, "absolutely absurd".
"I think what he's done is, he's stealing the thunder from Frank Loesser's song and from my dad. Way to ruin a classic".
John Legend is aware of the controversy surrounding his updated version, and he asked his Twitter followers on Friday after the song was released if it was "A welcome update or PC Culture run amok & destroying everything great in the history of music". But this is 2019, which means that even freaking Good Morning America headlined its web story, "John Legend's controversial rewrite of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is here", and referenced the new track as a "politically correct duet".