Artists revamp 'Baby it's Cold Outside' lyrics 'to be not creepy'

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A pair of Minnesota musicians have put their twist on a catchy but not so up-to-date holiday classic, humorously changing the lyrics of "Baby it's Cold Outside" to emphasize consent.

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The original duet was written in 1944. To summarize the lyrics, a woman sings about wanting to go home after a date with a man, who insists that she stay with him.

The song has been controversial in recent years – and deemed by some to be the worst Christmas song of all time – because of the man's insistence that the woman stay despite her telling him no clearly and repeatedly.

"I ought to say no, no, no sir," the female lead sings. "At least I'm going to say that I tried."

"What's the sense of hurting my pride?" the male lead answers.

Artists Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski decided to take back the lyrics, posting what Liza deemed a "less sexually aggressive" version of the song Monday on SoundCloud.

"My mother will start to worry," Liza croons.

"Call her so she know that you're coming," Lemanski responds.

Most of Liza's lines stay true to the original song, although Lemanski's have been drastically changed.

"I wish I knew how to break the spell," Liza sings.

"I don't know what you're talking about," Lemanski answers.

In its first few days online, the song garnered more than 26,000 listens.

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