Killing Me Softly and Sweetly

American Pie – Don McLean’s ballad certainly is a catchy tune and just the title may have started you singing the chorus.

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

But this post is only indirectly about Don McLean. A blog writer friend, Terry, writes about his love of 70’s music and he often includes trivia about the song. This post was inspired by Terry’s research about Killing Me Softly.

The main reason for this post is a recent post is a lovely song, Killing Me Softly, by Roberta Flack shared by Terry. The inspiration for Killing Me Softly was Don McLean. I have my suspicions that it was his song ” Starry Starry Night as it is a wonderful song. Click to See and hear Starry Starry Night here.

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colours on the snowy linen land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

I have listened to that Killing Me Softly about 20 times now in the last few days. What a wonderful talent and voice Roberta Flack has. Her voice is mesmerizing to me.

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

If you enjoy a wonderful voice, and are not afraid of getting a tune in your head, then enjoy the link here for Killing Me Softly , and thanks Don McLean for inspiring these song writers, whichever song it was.

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Thanks for reading, listening, following and especially your comments. Thank you Terry for the interesting post and trivia.

I appreciate you fellow bloggers 🍷

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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1 Response to Killing Me Softly and Sweetly

  1. spearfruit says:

    Thank you for the mention David. Great post – have a wonderful day! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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