TKO Lyrics by Justin Timberlake


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TKO Lyrics
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[Spoken: Timbaland]
Kill me with the coo-coochie-coochie-coo
She kill me with the coo-coochie-coochie-coo [x5]
Lights out, TKO

[Verse 1:]
Baby, everyday in training to get the gold
That's why your body's crazy
But you can't run from yourself, that's where it's difficult
Girl I can see in your eyes that there's something inside that made you evil
Where did you go, 'cause it just ain't fair
Over here thinking 'bout the shit you say
Don't know why it gets to me

[Bridge:]
It cuts right on my eye, yeah it hurt, won't lie
Still can't see, think I saw you with another guy
Can't fight, knocked down, then I got over you
Can't fight no more, you knock me out
What am I supposed to do?

[Chorus:]
I don't understand it
Tell me how could you be so low
Been swinging after the bell and after all of the whistle blows
Tried to go below the belt, through my chest, perfect hit to the dome, dammit babe
This ain't the girl I used to know
No, not anymore, TKO

[Post-Chorus:]
I'm out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
It's just a TKO
I'm out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
T-TKO
Out for the count
Girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
Now, I'm out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO

[Verse 2:]
Baby, now I really know what we're fighting for
This rematch sex is amazing
But nobody wins when if somebody's heart is swole
'Cause when I see you move like you got something inside that made you lethal
Where did you go, 'it just ain't fair
Over here thinking 'bout the shit you do
Don't know what I got to lose

[Bridge:]
It cuts right on my eye, yeah it hurt, won't lie
Still can't see, think I saw you with another guy
Can't fight, knocked down, then I got over you
Can't fight no more, you knock me out
What am I supposed to do?

[Chorus:]
I don't understand it
Tell me how could you be so low
Been swinging after the bell and after all of the whistle blows
Tried to go below the belt, through my chest, perfect hit to the dome, dammit babe
This ain't the girl I used to know
No, not anymore, TKO

[Post-Chorus:]
I'm out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
It's just a TKO
I'm out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
T-TKO
Out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO
Now, I'm out for the count
Yeah, girl, you knock me out
With a TKO

[Spoken: Timbaland]
Girl
See what you doing
See what you doing, girl?
You knock me right out
See what you do [x2]
Girl, girl, girl...
You knock me right out
Hey girl
See what you do [x2]
Girl, girl, girl...
You knock me right out
Hey girl
See what you do [x2]
Girl, girl, girl...
You knock me right out

[Bridge:]
It cuts right on my eye, yeah it hurt, won't lie
Still can't see, think I saw you with another guy
Can't fight, knocked down, then I got over you
Can't fight no more, you knock me out
What am I supposed to do?

[Chorus:]
I don't understand it
Tell me how could you be so low
You've been swinging after the bell and after all of the whistle blows
Tried to go below the belt, through my chest, perfect hit to the dome, dammit babe
This ain't the girl I used to know
No, not anymore, TKO
Writer: TIMBERLAKE, JUSTIN R. / FAUNTLEROY, JAMES EDWARD II / WHITE, BARRY EUGENE / MOSLEY, TIMOTHY Z. / HARMON, JEROME
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

TKO Info:

TKO is a song recorded for Justin Timberlake's fourth studio album, The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (2013). It was written and produced by Timberlake, Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, with additional writing from James Fauntleroy and Barry White. The song was released on September 20, 2013 by RCA Records, as the second single.

This song finds Timberlake describing the flooring feeling of spotting his former girlfriend out with a new man. He addresses his former flame by telling her, "I'm out for the count. Yeah girl, you knock me out." Other boxing metaphors that Timberlake utilizes on the club banger to describe his emotions at seeing the girl with another guy include, "you've been swinging after the bell," "hit the mat," and "below the belt." To cap it all, JT also includes a beatboxing breakdown.

From the Album:
The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (2013)

Released:
September 20, 2013

Format:
Digital download

Recorded:
May - July 2012; Larrabee Studios
(North Hollywood)

Genre:
Pop, R&B, Hip hop

Length:
7:04 (album version)
4:49 (radio edit)

Writers:
Justin Timberlake
Timothy Mosley
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon
James Fauntleroy
Barry White

Producer:
Timbaland
Justin Timberlake
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon

Music video:
"TKO" on YouTube

The song's music video was was released on October 29, 2013. and directed by skater-turned-director Ryan Reichenfeld (Steve Martin's "Jubilation Day"). Justin's girlfriend is played by Riley Keough. The model and actress is the daughter of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley and the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

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