Killing Me Softly With His Song Lyrics

Roberta Flack


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 : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:49
producer: Joel Dorn
composer: Charles Fox
lyricist: Norman Gimbel

Cover Art

Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly cover art
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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