My Way

“Comme d’Habitude” is a 1968 French hit melody composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux of which the lyrics were written by Claude François and Gilles Thibaut. Based on this melody, with new lyrics and not a translation, Paul Anka wrote “My Way” in English and Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1969. Since, then it has become as popular as a national anthem in several countries and many singers have sung it.

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 ev’ry highway
And 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 way

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