Killing Me Softly

I have always loved this song but I understand it more because of some recent events in my life. 

 

In the song she hears of this young performer and his talents, so she goes to see his performance She wants to see if he lives up to the hype  and that if he is as talented as she has heard. When she gets there, his songs are describing all of her emotions and feelings, almost as if he had somehow read a journal or diary of hers (I felt he found my letters; And read each one out loud). Have you ever met a person in your life that just seems to have lived the same life you have lived, a person that you finish sentences with and that knows what you are going to say.  The person is a stranger at first but there is such a connection that you are drawn to them. I think the last verse describes the song entirely: "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...But he was there, this stranger...Singing clear and strong."   I love this song.

fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
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2 Responses Mar 9, 2010

Roberta Flack was the original and I like it best.

I LUB this song! It's one of the few I sing (off key, sadly) while in the shower! :) But Fugees is a remake. WHO is the original?!