Killing Me Softly

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About Killing Me Softly

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in late 1971. In 1973 it became a number-one hit in the United States and Canada for Roberta Flack, also reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart. The song has been covered by many artists; the version by the Fugees won the 1997 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.


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Strumming dub plates with our fingers, 
Eliminate sounds with our song, 
Killing a sound boy with this sound, 
Killing a sound boy with this sound, 
Taking sound boys' lives with this dub, 
Killing him softly with this sound.
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 and listen for a while.
And there he was this young bwoy, 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 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
 
Yo L-Boogie, take it to the bridge
 
(Bust it)
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.
Strumming my pain with his finger, yeah he was... 
[Shoutouts and fade]

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Lori Lieberman

Lori Lieberman (born November 15, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who accompanies herself on guitar and piano. She first came to public attention in the early 1970s with a series of albums on Capitol Records, one of which featured the first recording of "Killing Me Softly With His Song". After a long hiatus, she resumed her recording career in the mid-1990s. more »

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Written by: Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox

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