My Way



"My Way" is a famous English pop song in Europe and America. The melody is derived from the famous French song "Comme d'habitude". The original French version was written by Claude François and Jacques. Jacques Revaux and Gilles Thibaut co-authored in 1967, and later adapted into the English version by Paul Anka, first included in Frank Sinatra in 1969 The album of the same name has since taken the world by storm.

"My Way" begins with the sentence "And now, the end is near", telling about an old man who is about to die. He looked back at his life to his friends around him, telling how to be strong and confident to face the challenges in life. In the rushing years, he regretted very few things, was proud of his life, and walked out of his own life.

This song has not only become Sinatra's masterpiece, it is also often used as a farewell song in popular culture to signify the end of a performance or the departure of a person. "My Way" is also often chosen to sing or play at funerals because it represents a person's life. It is said to be the most favorite piece of farewell music used by the British. But it's hard to tell if someone has been so loyal to the true self all his life!


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'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 exemption.

I planned each charted course

Each careful step along the by way

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

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




〈My Way〉是一首歐美著名英文流行曲,旋律源自法國名曲〈一如往日〉("Comme d'habitude"),法文原版由克羅德·法蘭索瓦(Claude François)、雅克·赫霍(Jacques Revaux)及吉爾·提伯(Gilles Thibaut)在1967年共同創作,隨後由保羅·安卡(Paul Anka)改編成英文版,1969年首次收錄在法蘭克·辛納屈(Frank Sinatra)同名大碟,自此風靡全球。

〈My Way〉以一句"And now, the end is near"(現在快要離別)作開始,講述一名快將離世的老人。他向身邊的朋友回望自己的一生,講述如何堅強、自信面對人生中的挑戰。匆匆歲月中,他為很少事後悔,為自己一生顧昐自豪,走出自己的人生路.

這首歌不但成為辛納屈的代表作,在流行文化上亦常被用作為告別曲,表示一場表演的結束或一個人的離開。 "My Way" 因為是表現一個人的一生,常被選來在葬禮中演唱或演奏,據說是英國人最喜歡用的一首道別曲子。不過人一生是否都那麼忠於真我,就很難說了!


現在,我的末日將近,

面臨人生的最後落幕,

我的朋友,我要說個清楚,

向你講述我的人生之路。

我活過一個充實的人生,

我經歷過每一段路途,

而更重要的是,

我用自己的方式。

遺憾,也有一些吧,

算不上多,不值一提。

我做了該做的一切,

洞悉世事,不求赦免。

我規劃過每一段人生,

每一個細微的腳步,

而更重要的是,

我用自己的方式。

是的,你知道有些時候,

我曾背負不能承受之重,

但自始至終,就算充滿疑惑,

我還是克服困難戰勝了它。

我挺直身軀,勇敢面對,

用我自己的方式。

我曾經愛過,笑過,哭過,

我曾經滿足,也曾經失落,

現在,當淚水慢慢沉澱,

我發現原來可以一笑置之。

想到我所做過的一切,

我可以說,毫不羞愧地說,

我沒有虛度,

我用自己的方式。

男人究竟是什麼,擁有什麼?

除了自己,我們一無所有。

說出心裡最真實的感受,

而不是那些身不由己的話。

時間證明,我經受住了磨難,

用我自己的方式!

沒錯,這就是我的方式。



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