My Way

Album: My Way (1969)
Charted: 5 27
  • And now, the end is near
    And so I face the final curtain
    My friend, I'll say it clear
    I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

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

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

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

    To think I did all that
    And may I say - not in a shy way
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    I did it my way

    For what is a man, what has he got
    If not himself, then he has naught
    To say the things he truly feels
    And not the words of one who kneels
    The record shows I took the blows
    And did it my way

    Yes, it was my wayWriter/s: Claude Francois, Gilles Thibaut, Jacques Revaux, Paul Anka
    Publisher: JEUNE MUSIQUE EDITIONS, BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
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Comments: 15

  • Adrian Chan from MalaysiaIt is the personal favorite or the theme song of former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad.
  • Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayFrank Sinatra's staple song....
  • Ken from Pittsburgh, PaI hate this song, pure and simply. What does it say about a song that when the singer that popularized it does not want to perform it? It says "this song sucks!!"
  • Mark from Worcester, MiHector I think the meaning can be whatever you're feeling. Even somewhat straight verse takes many meanings IMO. Depends where you're at.
  • Hector from Montreal, QcGuys I got a question ;
    In the part of this beautiful song where we can hear:
    "When there was doubt
    I ate it up
    And spit it out"
    Is it possible that there are two meanings for this part?
    1.- I ate up the doubt and I was so strong that I could control it and just spit it out.
    2.- I ate up the doubt others may have about me and by my way to succede on things I spit that doubt in their face.

    Voilà! That would be the question ;)
    gracias! :)
  • Eric from Camas, WaBad Karaoke bar performances of this song have resulted in the murder of its singers in southeast Asian and polynesian countries.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyBritish funeral directors said this was the song most requested by men to be played at their funerals.
  • Frankie from Richmond, InWhen Bobby Knight broke the NCAA Men's Basketball wins record, during his speech they played this song. It was incredible.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, Mdit wasn't after Elvis' "death" he just left the building and quit singing... Yeah thank you very much.
  • John from Dundee, United KingdomDavid Bowie used the chords from theoriginal French Song as the basis of "Life On Mars"
  • Ken from Louisville, KyIn his 1974 concert and television "comeback" at Madison Square Garden, Sinatra knew the crowd was waiting for him to sing this song, even though he no longer wanted to. So he told the crowd "I'm singing this under protest". And then sang it.
  • Syn from California City, CaDid Sid Vicious ever do this song with the Sex Pistols? Though it was included on a (post) Sex Pistols album, I've always known this song to be Vicious along with Mick Jones (the Clash) on guitar and a couple of the guys from the New York Dolls, done after the Pistols broke up.
  • Arsenio from San Antonio, TxI have to agree with Frank Sinatra that this song is self-serving and self-indulgent. As a musician I have had to play this stupid song behind too many bozos who think they are Frank Sinatras, and they get so serious and dramatic that it embarrasses me. Sorry, Frank, but it does seem to fit him; and I wouldn't be embarrassed if I was playing it and HE was singing it! It's not THAT bad.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdI heard somewhere that the French guy who wrote it was electrocuted after singing the English version. It's a shame that the song has been sung by singers towards the end of their lives or careers. There is a comic moment in the film Happy Feet where the Adelie penguin voiced by Robin Williams is singing the Spanish version and
    Mumbles (Elijah Wood) the penguin who can dance but not sing is trying to fool his girlfriend
    by thinking he can finally sing!
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaIt's ironic that so many people--Frank, Elvis, Paul Anka, etc.--have all recorded the same song about how unique they are. It's interesting that Frank didn't like the song, since it seems to be custom-written for his ego and history. Oh well, his delivery is one for the ages.
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