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Milkshake
Song

Milkshake

Kelis
Album:
Tasty

Meaning of the song Milkshake by Kelis


Kelis received the song, which was written and produced by the Neptunes, instead of being offered to Britney Spears for her fourth studio album, In the Zone.


The song's use of the term "milkshake" as a metaphor for "something that makes women special" is explained by Kelis.


When Tasty was selected as the album's title, the song was born. Kelis chose the song to be the first single off the album as she "knew right away that it was a really good song" when she was making it.


Kelis responded to The Observer when asked what she thought the song meant, saying, "It means whatever people want it to; it was just a word we came up with on a whim, but then the song took on a life of its own." But she compared a person's milkshake to their confidence in an Associated Press interview, saying, "A milkshake is what makes women special." It's what makes us exciting and gives us our confidence."


2003 saw "Milkshake" reach its highest position on the US Billboard Hot 100, at number three. The song also peaked inside the top 10 charts in Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.


Lyrics of the song Milkshake by Kelis


[2x]

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,

And they're like

It's better than yours,

Damn right,

It's better than yours,

I can teach you,

But I have to charge

 

I know you want it,

The thing that makes me what the guys go crazy for.

They lose their minds,

The way I wind,

I think it's time

 

[Chorus x2]

La, la, la, la, la,

Warm it up.

La, la, la, la, la,

The boys are waiting

 

[2x]

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,

And they're like

It's better than yours,

Damn right,

It's better than yours,

I can teach you,

But I have to charge

 

I can see you're on it,

You want me to teach the techniques that freaks these boys,

It can't be bought,

Just know, thieves get caught,

Watch if you're smart

 

[Chorus 2x]

La, la, la, la, la,

Warm it up,

La, la, la, la, la,

The boys are waiting,

 

[2x]

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,

And they're like

It's better than yours,

Damn right,

It's better than yours,

I can teach you,

But I have to charge

 

Oh, once you get involved,

Everyone will look this way

So, you must maintain your charm,

Same time maintain your halo,

Just get the perfect blend,

Plus what you have within,

Then next his eyes are squint,

Then he's picked up your scent

 

[Chorus 2x]

La, la, la, la, la,

Warm it up,

La, la, la, la, la,

The boys are waiting

 

[2x]

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,

And they're like

It's better than yours,

Damn right,

It's better than yours,

I can teach you,

But I have to charge

Release Date

2003

Songwriter/s

Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo

Producer/s

The Neptunes

Label/s

Star Trak, Arista

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