Thursday, January 25, 2007

Frank Sinatra is pretty cool.

Sorry, i know that because i'm so young and hip i shouldn't like someone who's dead but come on, Frank Sinatra is cool. When i turned 17 my mom sent my a youtube video of Robbie Williams (eww) and Frank Sinatra (cool) singing "It was a very good year" Which was quite interesting, and i like the lyrics, the first verse is:
"When I was seventeen it was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls and soft summer nights
We'd hide from the lights
on the village green
When I was seventeen"
Which is actually quite interesting because my year for small town girls was last year, now i've moved on to big city girls. But still, i like the idea. Anyway, that's one good song of his, but i love "My way". What a great song. If i ever die (if?) I want someone to play that at my funeral. I'm going to make that one of my goals for my life, i want this song to describe my life. I especially love the line "Regrets, I've had a few/But then again, too few to mention" That is a goal worth working towards. Anyway, i need to go make burgers for lunch, which makes me a true American (BURGERS!!) but i will leave you with a parting gift, the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's "My Way". Until we meet again, i bid thee adieu.
Frank Sinatra
My Way
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!
Yes, it was my way

1 comment:

Uncle Andy said...

Dead on my good man. You are learning.....

The lyrics to the music of his time is fantastic. His real coolness is in the way he sings it. Check out Summerwind and Fly Me To The Moon and think of warmer weather and the girl you love. It'll make you smile.