"Killing Me Softly" as written by and Gimbel/fox....
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
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

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


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"Killing Me Softly" as written by Gimbel/fox

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  • +2
    General CommentNot about American Pie, but about the experience of being at a Don Mclean concert.
    questeron January 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts about her going to a gig or concert because she heard the guy was meant to be a pretty good singer.

    Then when she hears one of his songs, she can empathise with it so acutely that she feels as if he knows exactly how she's feeling, what she's thinking and her entire situation.

    We've all been there. Felt as if a certain song was written about our own situation. This is a song about this happening to her - I heard it was when she heard American pie too, but yeah -shrugs- dnt know for definate.
    RozYeh!on May 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of a woman who knows she is being seduced by someone whose motives are not trusted by her. She can't resist and it causes her extreme pain becasue the exeperiences last only as long as he wants it to, or so she fears.
    Chris2002Rockon January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts interesting to note the comment made by ike on 3-19-2007 regarding the song "Empty Chairs" by Don McLean. American Pye isn't very romantic.
    Juli@on May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoohaa is right. She wrote the song about how American Pie made her feel.
    IMarrydDaveGrohlon October 20, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is about the song "American Pie" by Don McLean.
    hoohaaon January 21, 2006   Link

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