Love T.K.O.

Bette Midler

About Love T.K.O.

"Love T. K. O." is a song written by Cecil Womack & Gip Noble, Jr. for soul singer David Oliver appearing first on his album Here's To You in 1980. However it is mainly associated with R&B and soul artist Teddy Pendergrass, who recorded the song for his 1980 album, TP releasing it as a single that same year. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been covered by several artists, including Deborah Harry, Regina Belle, Hall & Oates, Bette Midler, Boz Scaggs, Lambchop, Michael McDonald, Seal and the Pittsburgh R&B/Dance/Cover band Modern Man. Cecil & Linda Womack recorded the song themselves as Womack & Womack and it appeared simply as "T. K. O." on their debut album Love Wars in 1983. In 2006, Pendergrass' version of the song was featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, on fictional radio station VCFL. It was also used in 2005 video game Fahrenheit (a.k.a. Indigo Prophecy). DJ Spooky referenced the song in his essay entitled "Groove Theory" in URB. Artist Ahmad Lewis used the melody for a remix of his 1994 song, "Back in the Day" from his self-titled album Ahmad. In 1995, R&B group Xscape would sample it for their remix of Who Can I Run To. The song was also sampled by Kenny Lattimore and Total, as well as being featured in the 2015 motion picture Concussion. 


Year:
2000
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Lookin' back over my years
I guess I've shed some tears.
Told myself time and again
This time I'm gonna win.

But another fight. Things ain't right.
I'm losing again.
It takes a fool to lose twice
And start all over again.

I think I better let him go.
'Cause it looks like another love TKO.
Let it go, baby.
I think I better let him go.
'Cause it looks like another love TKO. Ohh, yeah.

I tried to take control of the love.
He took control of me.
See you lose all thought and sense of time.
You have a change of mind.

Takin' the bumps and the bruises
And all the pain of a two-time lose.
And I try to hold on. My faith is gone.
It's just another sad song.

So I think I gotta
Gotta let it go
I gotta let him go.
Let it go, baby.
'Cause it looks like another love TKO.
Oh, yes it does, yes it does.

I think I gotta
Gotta let it go
Mmmmmmm.
Let it go, baby.
'Cause it looks like another love TKO.

Boy, whatcha want me to do? Can't stand up to you.
No no no no.

I try to take control of the love.
It took control of me.
See you lose all thought and sense of time.
You have a change of mind.

Taking the bumps and the bruises
And all the pain of a two-time lose.
Then I try to hold on. My faith is gone.
It's just another sad song.

I think I better
Better let it go
I better let him go.
Let it go, baby.
'Cause it looks like another love TKO.

Yeah, I better
Better let it go
I gotta let him go.
Let it go, Miss M.
Another love, love TKO.

Ooohhhh, boy you got me turned around and around and around.
Around and around.
Everybody's got to cry sometime.
That's what they say. I heard them say.

Everybody's gonna cry sometime.
Mama says that they did, that they did.

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Bette Midler

Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945), also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, producer and entrepreneur. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. more »

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Written by: Cecil Womack, Gip Edward, Jr. Noble, Linda Womack

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