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♥ "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (1972) ♫ Lori Lieberman

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Uploaded on Jul 18, 2009

Link to improved audio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSYq0s...
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Originally in my channel (65Reasons) on August 22, 2008.
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Song: Killing Me Softly with His Song
Singer: Lori Lieberman
Album: Lori Lieberman (released 1972)

Composer: Charles Fox
Lyrics: Norman Gimbel
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♫ Killing Me Softly

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

(guitar adlib)

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

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....

(then the final lonely finale orchestral plays on....)

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The lyrics of this song was based on a poem that Lori Lieberman wrote.
I first heard this song being played in a music store in Ginza in Tokyo in early February 1973.

The more popular Roberta Flack's cover of this song was released at least year after this 1972 Lori Lieberman original.
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From Wikipedia:
Lori Lieberman is an American singer. She was born in California and grew up in Switzerland, and signed a deal with Capitol Records in the early 1970s. Her self-titled debut album featured the tune "Killing Me Softly with His Song", said to have been written after seeing Don McLean in concert.
The tune was reworked by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, and would go on to be a chart-topping single for Roberta Flack a few years later. Lieberman released several albums on Capitol in the 1970s and also provided music for the Schoolhouse Rocks TV show in the late '70s and early '80s. In the 1980s Lieberman receded from the industry and had three children; in the mid-1990s she began recording again for independent labels."

You may visit her official website:
http://www.lorilieberman.com

Lori Lieberman has a very lovely voice. She is an artist, who has contributed several beautiful music to the world.

This is THE version that I first heard in Tokyo in February 1973.
Just listening to the intro and the first minute of the song just blew me away!

I also like the Roberta Flack cover but this Lori Lieberman song is THE one that got me first.
This song has also been updated for the current decade of listeners by the Fugees (Lauryn Hill).


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To all Lori Lieberman fans and to all who enjoy great music rendition:

Enjoy!

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(65Reasons - previously)

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