Susan Loesser, the daughter of songwriter Frank Loesser, spoke to Inside Edition amid renewed outrage over the song.
Glenn Anderson, one of the hosts of the OH radio station WDOK, which first chose to ban the song, described the song as "very manipulative and wrong".
Rather than just relegating her comment to the recesses of my mind while driving, I consciously started listening to it more intensely - and came to the realization that the lyrics were, in fact, those of a date rape song. "I think you can look at anything and read something into it these days, and I just don't think that was the case when they wrote that song and (it's not) the intent of the song, and I think we have to look at that".
'People used to say, 'What's in this drink?' as a joke, ' Loesser explained. "You know, this drink is going straight to my head, so what's in this drink?" she added.
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"It wasn't really our decision". 'But I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time.
The song is about a woman inside a man's home, and she says it's time to go home, but the man tries convincing her to stay by saying it's cold outside. And although the woman wants to leave and gives all the possible prepositions, holder holds it, insisting that it's too cold outside.
Here are the first set of lyrics.
Say what's in this drink?
With that earwig now cemented firmly in my brain, I absolutely must turn that song off when it presents itself on the radio. They include Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae, Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Buble and Idina Menzel, Bing Crosby and Doris Day, as well as many others.