Monday, October 06, 2008

To RB

...my favorite author. Your words are like life boats that appear out of nowhere when I'm lost in the raging seas, only to maroon me on an island. An island whose every speck magical. A place where I find inspiration and a quiet confidence in myself. This song is what I would dedicate to you:



Killing Me Softly With His Song
(Roberta Flack)
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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.
But he just came to 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, oh, he was singing my song.
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 ...

2 comments:

sphinx said...

u knw hun,,i actually love love dis song...had it in my old cassettes...he kills u softly fosent he..bt its oh so beautiful :)

simplypallu said...

Me tooooo, had it in my old cassettes, I mean. And it is that sort of a song... one to be heard on old cassette players / gramophones if you had the disc.
It's really not the CD / mobile phone kinda music... but we have to upgrade, or we won't be able to listen to Roberta's magical voice again :(