Interpretation:

Jerry: Darryl, the obvious initial impression one would get from this song is, "WHAT THE HELL?!" followed by, "Oh, this must be a sexual reference.." This song is far far deeper than that. This song, is about business. It is about marketing, secrets of the trade, and good business conduct.

Kelis is using a Milkshake recipe as an example. Everyone wants her Milkshake, but it's her secret recipe. If she were to give it away she would shatter the market and lose her customers to the lowest price. She's demonstrating the inverse relationship between Supply and Demand. When it is only her supplying the "good" milkshake, the demand is high, and thus prices can be higher because there are no competitors. If others were to have her recipe, the supply would go up and the demand would go down, thus losing her customers and profit.

She does bring up the idea of licensing though. Kelis obviously would not sell her rights to her recipe, that would just be stupid. She does talk about teaching others the recipe for a charge. I would have to assume that she will be selling it for an outrageous price to make up for the lost customers she will have in return. Generally I'd say she would be better to make a franchise, but this is her song, not mine.

Darryl: Jerry, when I read your analysis I think, "WHAT THE HELL?!" followed by, "What kind of brain-addling drugs are you taking?" Anyone in their right mind can see that "Milkshake" is all about a world class slut who thinks she can do "the boys" better than her friend. This song is just filth put to a rhythm. If this song is even remotely about business, then it's about whoring. What's wrong with you, man?

Jerry: What do you mean, what's wrong with me? It's not my fault if you can't follow along. This song is about business. Perhaps I see this and you don't because I spent 7 years as the CEO of Yvonne Ondler's Utility Servicing for Uma Craigmire the King's Aristocrat Surveillance Systems, or YOUSUCKASS for short.

Even if I were to go with your nasty description conjured by a sick perverted deviant, you do admit that it could still be about her whoring her self out. I'm willing to bump it down to your level for just a second. Lets say she has a secret gyration that makes the boys go wild. Why would she give up her market share by showing other women how to do it. That would be insane. She would essentially be the "Queen of Nookie" if she was the only one that knew the gyration. This demonstrates the exact same Supply and Demand as a Milkshake would, but you had to make it all nasty. How DO you describe the term Milkshake in your interpretation anyway? Sick bastard.

Darryl: If this is in fact about the "business" of whoring, then she's a pretty pathetic businesswoman. First she offers to sell her "secret gyration," although that's bumping it UP a level from Kelis's obvious meaning. By selling it, she is, in your words, giving up her market share. Then she decides not to sell it at all. She's just willing to let her friend learn her techniques by watching. Talk about sick. To sum it up, she's just a Stupid Whore!

Jerry: Darryl, where is this anger coming from? Do YOU need medication like you always claim that I do?

I believe when she's referring to someone learning her secrets by watching, she's refers to them as thieves. If someone were to steal her recipe by watching her make it, they would be violating her patent by making their own and thus get in trouble. They would be thieves.

I would like to note to the public you did NOT answer my question as to what she means by milkshake in YOUR interpretation!

Darryl: If the thief is the one watching, then why does she say, "Watch if you're smart"? Okay, I'll try to define milkshake for you while staying within our PG-13 guidelines. The human male has some milkish fluid that a female can usually "shake" out of him. Clear enough? And if someone were to steal her recipe by watching her make it, they would be violating a lot more than just her patent!

Jerry - Summary: Oh.. Hmmm.. Umm.. Eeeeew! OH MY GOD! She IS just a stupid sick wretched filthy sexually deviant whore! You are too, Darryl, for understanding (and explaining) what she meant, however, I now see the light! Down side is, I'm gonna be rather creeped out and probably unable to sleep for at least a few days. I am also never going to be able to enjoy milk, or milkshakes ever again and probably die of osteoporosis. You are a bastard, and Kelis is a nasty whore.

Kelis - Milkshake

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 could 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 could 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 whine
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 could 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 could teach you but I have to charge

I see you're on it
You want me to teach thee
Techniques that freaks these boys
It can't be bought
Just the 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 could 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 could 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 will 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 could 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 could teach you but I have to charge

This File was last updated January 1 1970
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