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.
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,
But more, much more than this,
I did it
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there
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.
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!