The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

QOTD – December 6 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

The interpretation of song lyrics has always been a curiosity. Whether you’re excusing yourself and kissing this guy, or going to the bathroom on the right, lyrics – at times – are malleable things, and because of that, we have a lot of fun with them. Sometimes though, the lyrics are simply unintentionally creepy in their original form – or maybe intentionally, depending on how you’d like to see it.

Let’s take, for example, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Here’s the original, and then the more, shall we say, “rapey” version done by Key & Peele.

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite misinterpreted song lyric?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “QOTD – December 6 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

  1. JG Allan
    December 6, 2013

    As a child I always thought we were supposed to Spill the Wine for the “Tic Tac Girl”

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