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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.
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 ...

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 ...
With his song ...



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    michael33071Nov 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm
    I heard my teacher, elaine fearon singing this song, she has a beautiful voice because she is like a mother to me.

    She sings, dances and is active in her church and cooks for her girls.

    Elaine sings the song like this:
    Strumming my pain with his fingers
    Singing my life with his words
    Killing my softly with his song
    Killing my softly with his song
    Telling my whole life with his words
    Killing my softly with his song...
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    michael33071Nov 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    I heard my teacher, elaine fearon singing this song, she has a beautiful voice because she is like a mother to me.
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    michael33071Nov 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    I actually heard a different version of this song. It was by the fugees featuring lauryn hill, as the lead singer.

    That version had a sitar playing.
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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    I heard my teacher, elaine fearon singing this song, she has a beautiful voice because she is like a mother to me.
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    Renee_Aoyama-KaibaOct 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    I can relate to this song a lot. I've heard songs on the radio and I'd say, "Wow, do I know this person? They seem to know me." I also like to song is very beautiful. The "Killing Me Softly With His Song" line is very eloquent. I love that this song comes from the heart.

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