Frank Sinatra Lyrics. 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 traveled each and every 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. Submit Corrections. Paul Anka wrote the lyrics for this song based on a French song called "Comme d'habitude", recorded by Claude Francois in He gave it to Frank Sinatra, who recorded it on the 30th of December
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Its English lyrics were written by Paul Anka and are unrelated to the original French song. He flew to Paris to negotiate the rights to the song. I'm sick of it; I'm getting the hell out. Back in New York, Anka re-wrote the original French song for Sinatra, subtly altering the melodic structure and changing the lyrics:. We were in the 'me generation' and Frank became the guy for me to use to say that. I used words I would never use: 'I ate it up and spit it out. I used to be around steam rooms with the Rat Pack guys — they liked to talk like Mob guys, even though they would have been scared of their own shadows. Anka finished the song at 5 in the morning. I said, 'Hey, I can write it, but I'm not the guy to sing it.
Claude Francois and Jacques Revaux in Sinatra had a major hit with the song, and it became known as a Sinatra hit. Elvis loved the track and covered it in on ' Aloha from Hawaii ' and again on his 'Elvis in Concert' special. Punk band Sex Pistols also made an infamous version of the song, sped up and with alternate lyrics. And now the end is near 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 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 exception.
About My Way lyrics. Album My Way Sonny Burke. Lee Herschberg. Ed Thrasher. Hot lyrics. About Frank Sinatra. Activity years. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than million records worldwide He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than million records worldwide.