Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song Lyrics

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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
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

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 just came to singing, singing clear and strong

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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • 2 Jesse
  • 3 No Tears (In the End)
  • 4 I'm the Girl
  • 5 River
  • 6 Conversation Love
  • 7 When You Smile
  • 8 Suzanne


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel
    album: Track 1 in album Killing Me Softly
    release date: 1973-8
    popularity : 120 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 4:49
    producer: Joel Dorn
    composer: Charles Fox, Charles Fox
    lyricist: Norman Gimbel, Norman Gimbel
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin