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Killing Me Softly

Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel

October 22, 1996 - Miami, Florida



Lyrics

strumming my pain with his fingers
singing my life with his words
killing me softly with his song
killing me softly with his song
telling my whole life with his words
killing me softly with his song

I heard he sang a good song
I heard he had a style
and so I came to see him
to listen for a while
and there he was this young boy
a stranger to my eyes

strumming my pain with his fingers
singing my life with his words
killing me softly with his song
killing me softly with his song
telling my whole life with his words
killing me softly with his song

I felt all flushed with fever
embarrassed by the crowd
I felt he found my letters
and read each one out loud
I prayed that he would finish
but he just kept right on
kept right on
kept right on
and on and on and on and on and on
and on and on and on

killing me softly with his song
killing me softly with his song
telling my whole life with his words
killing me softly with his song

he sang as if he knew me
in all my dark despair
and then he looked right through me
as if I wasn't there
but he was there, that stranger
singing clear and strong

ohhhh...
you're killing me softly
with his song


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