Katy Perry's "Bon Appetit" Lyrics Serve Up Pure Heat

by Amy Roberts

If you're a huge lover of salty innuendo (and, honestly, I absolutely am), then you're going to love Katy Perry's new song, "Bon Appetit." Released in the early hours of Friday morning, the song also features the talents of hip-hop group, Migos, and is a perky, flirty, and dirty little number that is so catchy that it's currently on repeat in my head. The song features a snappy, upbeat melody, and a seductive, purring vocal from Perry, which are both great. But the "Bon Appetit" lyrics also feature some potent innuendos that steal the damn show. Like, you can almost hear Perry's signature wink happening in the delivery of every implicitly hot line.

The chorus, which opens the song, proves that the singer is not messing around where double entendres are concerned. She sets the scene perfectly with lines like, "Appetite for seduction/ Fresh out the oven/ Melt in your mouth kind of lovin','" and the delightfully direct, "All that you can have, boy/ Got me spread like a buffet," which genuinely almost made me spit my coffee all over my computer. In a really good way, though.

"Bon Appetit," Perry s presenting lyrics like props in a striptease: providing glimpses of her sexuality all through the art of suggestion.

Perry's playful, flirtatious humor continues throughout the verses of "Bon Appetit" in which she presents her sexuality as something as delicious and deeply satisfying as a hearty, hot dish. On the first verse of the song, she even uses this metaphor as a platform to boast about her physical allure, calling herself a "five star Michelin," in reference to restaurants with only the most exceptional of standards. But she also uses the verse to outline her seduction, saying:

Looks like you've been starving
You've got those hungry eyes
You could use some sugar'
'Cause your levels ain't right

On the pre-chorus of the song, she amps this idea up even further. Initially, it sounds perfectly plausible that the singer may simply be celebrating the sensual pleasures of sharing an intimate meal with a lover, but soon it's revealed that Perry is not singing about that kind of a date at all. In fact, she's singing about the sort of date in which dinner is skipped altogether in favor of a whole bigger type of appetite:

Let me take you
Under candle light
We can wine and dine
A table for two
And it's okay
If you take your time
Eat with your hands, fine
I'm on the menu

If you've found that any of these lyrics make blush this far, just you wait until the guest verses where the Migos boys show up. I don't even dare to quote most of them here, but let's just say that "Bon Appetit" only becomes naughtier as the song progresses.

And with Migos member Quavo effectively ending the song with these steamy lyrics, "Sweet tooth, no tooth fairy/ Whipped cream, no dairy/ She got her hot light on, screaming, 'I'm ready'," I think it's safe to say that nobody is using the kitchen in a conventional manner during this song. I officially need a serving of some cold water, pronto.