What's the story behind "Killing me softly"?

May 24, 2008 1:33pm CST
For those who remember Roberta Flack's hit "Killing me softly with his song": I just listened to it on my way back home on the bus. I know the lyrics by heart, my Dad used to have the album so I sing it since I'm 3. She says that the new singer in town is (kindo) using her letters to make songs. She has never seen him before, but the words, the situations etc in the songs are "killing her softly". My theory is, that the song describes how much we can identify with a song. What you guys think about it?