My sister will be suspicious (Gosh, your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious (Gosh, your lips are delicious)
Well, maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before)
The main reason this song has been celebrated as an anthem for independent women -- remember, this was in the BB (Before Beyoncé) era -- is that the female protagonist decides to stay past curfew, despite what people might think or, more importantly, gossip over.
So, I get that. But the woman is clearly conflicted. I know this is a different era, and in the 1940s a night spent at a boyfriend’s was cause for scandal. But is this really the reason she is doubting the situation? Or is it because this dude keeps saying things like, "Your lips look delicious" (what is he, Hannibal Lecter?) and the inexplicable, out-of-context, "Waves upon a tropical shore"? Obviously, this woman and all women have the right to do whatever they want, snubbing what people say or think. But is she really wary because of the implications to her reputation? Or is this guy just pouring it on a little too strong -- in the drinks and with his general presence? Everything in her speech suggests the latter, yet she is still sticking around -- and actions speak louder than words. But then again, songs speak louder than actions. But then again, I just made that last phrase up four seconds ago. So who's to say what is right?