“My Way”

by marciaverleta

 

 

It’s amazing what attraction does to me.  It sends me hurtling away from the one to whom I am attracted to or have unwittingly drawn to me.  The most memorable time I heard these words were late at night booming through the walls of my studio apartment.  It was coming from a party held by my neighbors.  I was forced to hear every word.  It’s as if they wanted me to know that they were headed home.

This will never leave me because I was really mean to them.  Simply because guys that looked that good could only mean one thing TROUBLE for me especially.  I could have ran outside just then to  hug and kiss them both, but I stayed and just listened as they turned up the volume to irritate me.  How horrible I’ve been and just to think I still enjoyed them as much as they have enjoyed me.

And now, the end is here
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 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!

[instrumental]

Yes, it was my way

 

 

 

 

JUN 17, 2014 / BEGINNER
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