Standard tuning: E A D G B A E
(Let it ring in 4 beats)
Strumming your pain with my fingers.
Singing your life with these words.
Killing you softly with this song.
I'm killing you softly, with this song.
I'm telling your whole life with these words.
I'm killing you softly, with his song…
I heard he sang a good song.
I heard he had a style.
And so I came to see him,
and listen for a while.
And there he was a young boy
a stranger to my eyes.
(back to chorus)