Lights out, TKO

from Justin Timberlake – TKO Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In boxing, a TKO, or technical knock out, happens when the ref decides the fight cannot continue safely or if the fighter gets knocked down 3 times in any single round.

The premise of the song is showing just how badly this girl has hurt him, hence he can not defend himself any longer.

Fun Fact: Boxer James “Lights Out” Toney is a future hall of famer known for his defensive moves and withstanding punches!

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