For those who wish to review the lyrics, Steve and Eydie are on hand.
Hostmaster: there have been demands that this song be rewritten. Why?
It's about date rape.
Hostmaster: correct. A couple from Minnesota say that the whole "what's in this drink" left "a bad taste in their mouth" and the song doesn't let you know if she got away from the guy after saying no. They seek closure and empowerment and to raise awareness about consent and urge everybody to volunteer at sexual assault shelters.
That sounds all very socially concerned
but according to the lyrics, she says,
"I really should go. I ought to say no."
I'm confused. Did hooking up go out of style?
That's not flirting. She said no!
He said don't hurt my pride.
He also said he would be filled with life
long sorrow if he let her out into the blizzard
and she caught pneumonia and died.
See? It's all about him!
He gave her the date rape drug!
She asked what's in this drink so
you declare it's the date rape drug?!
Did they even have the date rape drug back then?
Hostmaster: so, Cyndi. How should they rewrite the song?
She says no and he lets her leave.
If that had happened Steve and Eydie
would never had gotten married!
Steve and Eydie didn't say no,
so they had to get married.
A cautionary tale!
Hostmaster: so, Cyndi. He lets her leave in a snow storm? Does the song go on to explain if she got home ok?
Outside, alone, at night,
she was raped by
a group of refugees.
Darn cultural differences!
Wait. I know what happened. He wouldn't let
her leave so she kicked him in the shorts and
left him writhing on the floor where he
died three days later of gangrene.
Did she go to prison?
No. She ended up homeless,
sleeping in a washing machine box
under an overpass selling her body for drugs.
She should have taken the date rape drug.
One more time.