Killing Me Softly Guitar Chords
Killing Me Softly with His Song is a ballad composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in 1971 and originally recorded by Lori Lieberman. It was inspired by a performance Lieberman saw by Don McLean. The song was popularized in 1973 when it was covered by Roberta Flack. The lyrics of the song describe how Lieberman felt after seeing McLean‘s performance.
The opening lines of the song, “Strumming my pain with his fingers/Singing my life with his words“, describe how Lieberman felt that McLean was playing and singing her life. The lyrics go on to describe how Lieberman felt that she was “losing control“ and “being hypnotized“ by McLean‘s performance. Killing Me Softly with His Song is a classic example of a ballad. The lyrics are slow and emotive, and the melody is haunting and memorable. The song has been covered by many artists, including Eric Clapton, Sting, and Beyonce.