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
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

La-la, la-la, la
Warm it up
La-la, la-la, la
The boys are waiting
La-la, la-la, la
Warm it up
La-la, la-la, la
The boys are waiting

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
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

La-la, la-la, la
Warm it up
La-la, la-la, la
The boys are waiting
La-la, la-la, la
Warm it up
La-la, la-la, la
The boys are waiting

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
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'll squint
Then he's picked up your scent

La-la, la-la, la
Warm it up
La-la, la-la, la
The boys are waiting
La-la, la-la, la
Warm it up
La-la, la-la, la
The boys are waiting

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
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


Lyrics submitted by Matty

Milkshake Lyrics as written by Pharrell L. Williams Chad Hugo

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +6
    My InterpretationTaken on a literal sense, this song generally means a woman who is "yummy", like a milkshake, it taste good and brings you pleasure when you are enjoying it. On a more context level, it could mean that milkshake is using the body to tease the boys and they like it, so she flaunts it.

    What I personally think is the true meaning of the song (Coming from a woman's perspective) Is the combination of the two.

    Basically,a woman who has high sex appeal, does not mean that she does sexual favors for the trashy attention. It just means that she has confidence in herself, which in turn makes her whole image look tasty. Its almost like an art of seduction, and the confident woman knows how to attract attention, without even trying. She flaunts her body, but because its sexy and shes proud of it because she has enough confidence in herself. People in general are attracted to confidence, and this makes them sexy and like a milkshake, you want some-- and for the woman who do not possess confidence , which makes them have less sex appeal, they get envious of the woman who is attracting the attention because woman in general like attention , and the lyrics are stating how "I can teach you, but I have to charge," yet contradicts when it states it cannot be brought. What she has within is worth more then the sex appeal itself.

    Unlike strippers and prostitutes that get payed, this is a clear distinction that it is not about sex for money , but its about a woman's natural abilities which she has mastered, and learned how to use,in order for her to have charisma in the room, which has all eyes looking-- and woman hate her for it cause they don't have what she has .

    When the boys say "there like, its better then yours" it should be on the same line, because its stating to the envious woman, that yeah, the guys think I am more delicious and desirable .
    ProfBlueAcosta317on January 07, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Commentmy magic brings voldemort to the yard and im like, thats hurting my scar
    Stroodle2134on May 10, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentmy pokemon brings all the boys to the yard
    and they're like, let's trade cards
    damn right, but not charizard
    i can trade you this energy card
    funshineon May 01, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentmy whipped ice dairy drink brings the attention of many males to my place of residence and/or employment and they declare that its quality far surpasses that of yours. absolutely it far surpasses yours i could convey to you the recipe but i would have to demand compensation
    Stroodle2134on May 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf youve seen the Video clip she makes it pretty obvious its her boobs lol..

    Not the most inspiring song, but its got a semi cool beat...
    Mattyon April 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUuuuuuhh.....well.....she can say it's about whatever she wants but my god it sounds dodgy!
    angst_pixieon December 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti read an article that analyzed that song and concluded that Kelis lives in a strange fantasy world where she just stands in her front yard and shakes her breasts all day.
    tyrannosaurus_debton August 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I'm taking it too literally, but I think she may be talking about an actual milkshake that just tastes really effin good. Like the same way that in the summertime the ice cream guy comes around and all the boys chase after it, because he's delivering the everlasting promise of satiety in chocolaty form.
    verwandlungon December 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard some guy do a cover of it once (I forget who) and it makes much more sense when a guy's talking about his milkshake bringing all the boys to the yard.


    Is it wrong that now I really want a milkshake?
    jymkataon July 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningA "Milkshake" is a girl's sensual energy - what makes her stand out from the other girls. Taken more literally, it is about a girl who dances seductively and attracts the attention of boys in the club. Her "milkshake" is the way she shakes her boobs (the source of mother's milk). It can also be taken to mean oral sex. Milkshake, after all, has been slang for “breasts” since the 1910s, evoking the anatomy and physiology of the organs. At first, when the song was initially released in 2003, she said that milkshake is something sensual that makes a woman stand out, even suggesting breasts or butt. Bringing the "boys to the yard" could be about attracting boys like a dog in heat.
    Thxaliaeyon November 04, 2019   Link

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