And now, the end is near
And so I face the 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 I 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 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
The record shows I took all the blows
And did it my way

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My Way Lyrics as written by Gilles Thibaut Claude Francois


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  • +5
    General CommentI wouldn't say it's a sad song. More of a proud song. His not sad that his getting old, but proud of himself and the way he accomplished his challenges throughout his life. He sums it up perfectly in the last verse. "For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught." It's a lovely song, and a modest one as well. Doesn't it make you feel that when your older you want to look back on your life and say, "I did it my way" and then smile? If the answer is yes then I guess Old Blue Eyes has made you feel exactly what he wanted you to feel.
    TheLuckyChickenon April 16, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is a perfect explanation of existentialism
    atrainon February 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPretty simple. Already been stated, but I'll say it 'my way' (heh heh heh). Looking back at your life when you're older, and being proud and feeling accomplished that you went through your life, took the beatings, and did everything your way. Like said before, very modest song.VERY fitting for Sinatra. He seemed like a really tough, not gonna take crap from anyone guy to me, and this song just proves my point. He was who he was, and he did things his way, and he made it through everything.
    vlaricon July 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwe all wish when our time comes, we can stand proud say this. Not just a song, but a way of life.
    Behzadon April 09, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is very sad, it's like he's dying and he's just reassuring everyone that he's had a good life but he knows his time is up and he's got to go.
    freyajoneson January 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the ultimate song. I mean no matter what kind of music you listen to, or whatnot, you must like this song. I command you to!
    Sinatra = God.
    Crusty_mabibaon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song will never get old!
    It's a classic and always will be.
    U2babeon September 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOld blue eyes, my nigga. I did it my way.
    tenburner22on March 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song rocks to no end. its such a timeless wonderful song and i am a big frank fan. this is one of my favourites though. xoox
    wishingforwingson March 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrank Sinatra was one of my uncle's favorite singers. This song reminds me of my uncle so much. My uncle committed suicide. This song has helped me look at what all my uncle did during his life. I can't help but to cry when I hear this song.
    Dark_Guitariston April 14, 2006   Link

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