Lori Lieberman: Killing Me Softly With His Song | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Killing Me Softly With His Song» von Lori Lieberman.

Fakten

Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1972 (Album)
Label: Capitol ST 11081
Songwriter Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel & Lori Lieberman
Produktion: Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel & Lori Lieberman
Genre: Pop - Softrock - Singer-Songwriter

Annotationen

Lori Lieberman schrieb nach einem Konzert von Don McLean über die überwältigende Wirkung von dessen Song Empty Chairs auf sie ein Gedicht, das sie Fox und Gimbel zeigte. Das Gedicht war die Idee/der Anlass für Fox/Gimbel dieses Lied zu schreiben, eine Urheberschaft für Lori Lieberman bestritten die beiden jedoch erfolgreich.

Personen und Querverweise


Lori Lieberman
Charles Fox
Norman Gimbel
Lori Lieberman
Charles Fox
Norman Gimbel
Lori Lieberman

Lyrics

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 it 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