Killing Me Softly

After Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
(songwriters: Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel)

 

I heard He had a new song.      

I heard it was something else.        

And so I came to listen            

To find out for myself.    

And there He was, the Godman,

Right before my eyes and

 

Strumming my pain with His fingers,

Retelling my life with His words,

Killing me softly with His song,

Killing me softly with His song,

Taking my soul’s life with His words,

Killing me softly with His song.

 

I felt all flushed with fever,

Embarrassed to be found out,            

Afraid some day He’d make me  

Say it all out loud.

I prayed that He would finish,

But He just kept right on

 

Strumming my pain with His fingers,

Retelling my life with His words,

Killing me softly with His song,

Killing me softly with His song,

Taking my soul’s life with His words,

Killing me softly with His song.

 

His song proved that He knew me

In all my dark despair,

And then He looked right through me

As if I weren’t there.

He asked me to sing with Him

While He just went along

 

Strumming my pain with His fingers,

Retelling my life with His words,

Killing me softly with His song,

Killing me softly with His song,

Taking my soul’s life with His words,

Killing me softly with His song.

Meher Baba, Meher Meher Baba, Meher Baba [Repeat Chorus]