''It's the kind of song that has two unique & distinct qualities: it tells a story and it has lyrics that mean something. Because of its meaningful lyrics the song can be interpreted by a lot of people in a lot of different ways: the love of a mother for a child, for example, or that of two lovers." - Roberta Flack
''I wish more songs I had chosen had moved me the way that one did. I've loved most every song I've recorded, but that one was pretty special." - Roberta Flack
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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