Killing Me Softly with His Song
Roberta Flack

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" Charles Fox ve Norman Gimbel tarafından 1971 yılında bestelenmiş bir şarkı. Şarkının sözleri Amerikalı kadın şarkıcı Lori Lieberman'a ait. Lieberman bu sözleri bir konser sırasında Don Mclean'den "Empty Chair" adlı şarkısını dinledikten sonra yazmış. Şarkıyı 1971'de ilk seslendiren kişi yine Lori Lieberman. Ama şarkı asıl ününü Amerikalı kadın şarkıcı Roberta Flack tarafından 1973 yılında yorumlandığında elde etti ve Roberta Flack'a Grammy Ödülü kazandırdı. Hip Hop grubu The Fugees'in 1995 yılındaki yorumu da şarkının en güzel yorumlarından biri.

Burada şarkıyı Roberta Flack'in yorumuyla dinliyoruz...

 
 

 
 

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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 and listen for awhile
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 pray 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 was not there
And he just kept on 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...

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 was strumming my pain
Yeah he was singing my life
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...