Samstag, 20. Juni 2015

I did it my way!

Wege fordern Bewegung, machen uns Beine,
sind ausgetreten oder neu.
Sie führen uns zu vertrauten Plätzen oder ins Ungewisse,
sie machen Hoffnung, bergen Spannung.
Wege verzweigen sich in Auswege, Umwege, Irrwege,
gerade oder verschlungene Wege.
Am Ziel jedoch solltest Du sagen können:
I did it my way!



MY WAY (Frank Sinatra)
 

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