My Way
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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And now the end is near
And so I face that final curtain
My friend, I'll make it clear
I'll state my case of which I am certain

I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more
I did it, I did it my way

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much, much more
I did it, I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
And through it all, whenever there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and stood tall
And did it, did it my way

I've loved, laughed and cried
I had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as the tears subside
I find that it's all so amusing

And to think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
No, no, not me
I did it my way

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
Not to say the things that he truly feels
And not the words of someone who kneels




That record shows I took all the blows
And did it my way

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra reflect on the life of a person who has lived a fulfilling life without any regrets. As the person nears the end of their journey, they face the final curtain with clarity and without fear. They take pride in their independence and express that they have lived their life on their own terms. The singer of the lyrics asserts that they have always made their own decisions and taken responsibilities for their actions without seeking the approval of others.


Throughout the song, the singer emphasizes their confidence and courage to face challenges and adversity. They acknowledge that they have made mistakes in life, but their successes and achievements have outnumbered those difficulties. The lyrics imply that the person has gone through life accepting the consequences of their choices and actions. They have found strength in their differences and their ability to assert their individuality. The singer of the song makes it clear that they have lived their life with autonomy, autonomy that many people are afraid to embrace.


Line by Line Meaning

And now the end is near
I'm reaching the end of my life


And so I face that final curtain
I'm aware that my life is about to end


My friend, I'll make it clear
I want to explain my perspective to my friends


I'll state my case of which I am certain
I have strong convictions and beliefs to share


I've lived a life that's full
I've lived a life without regret


I traveled each and every highway
I've taken risks and explored all of life's opportunities


And more, much more
I've truly done everything I wanted to do


I did it, I did it my way
I've done everything on my own terms


Regrets, I've had a few
I have some things I wish I could've done differently


But then again, too few to mention
But overall, I'm satisfied with my life


I did what I had to do
I followed my own goals and aspirations


And saw it through without exemption
I've done everything I set out to accomplish


I planned each charted course
I've set specific goals for myself


Each careful step along the byway
I've taken deliberate actions towards my goals


And more, much, much more
I've accomplished everything I set out to do and more


I did it, I did it my way
I've done everything without compromise


Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
I've faced difficult situations


When I bit off more than I could chew
When I took on more than I could handle


And through it all, whenever there was doubt
But I never lost faith in myself


I ate it up and spit it out
I dealt with it and moved on


I faced it all and stood tall
I stood up and faced every challenge head-on


And did it, did it my way
I never compromised on my beliefs and goals


I've loved, laughed and cried
I've experienced all the emotions life has to offer


I had my fill, my share of losing
I've experienced my fair share of setbacks and failures


And now, as the tears subside
But I've learned from those experiences


I find that it's all so amusing
And can now look back with a sense of humor


And to think I did all that
I accomplished a lot in my life


And may I say, not in a shy way
And I'm proud of what I've done


No, no, not me
I did everything on my own terms


I did it my way
I never compromised and accomplished everything on my own


For what is a man, what has he got?
After everything, what truly matters?


If not himself, then he has naught
A man who doesn't have control over his life has nothing


Not to say the things that he truly feels
It's important to be true to yourself and express yourself


And not the words of someone who kneels
Not let anyone influence you or control you


That record shows I took all the blows
My achievements and struggles are a testament to my strength


And did it my way
And I never compromised on my beliefs or goals




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, JEUNE MUSIQUE EDITIONS, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE
Written by: Claude Francois, Gilles Thibaut, Jacques Revaux, Paul Anka

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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