And now, the end is nearAnd so I face the final curtainMy friend, I'll say it clearI'll state my case, of which I'm certainI've lived a life that's fullI've traveled each and ev'ry highwayAnd more, much more than thisI did it my way
Regrets, I've had a fewBut then again, too few to mentionI did what I had to doAnd saw it through without exemptionI planned each charted courseEach careful step along the bywayAnd more, much more than thisI did it my way
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knewWhen I bit off more than I could chewBut through it all, when there was doubtI ate it up and spit it outI faced it all and I stood tallAnd did it my way
I've loved, I've laughed and criedI've had my fill, my share of losingAnd now, as tears subsideI find it all so amusingTo think I did all thatAnd may I say, not in a shy wayOh no, oh no not meI did it my way
For what is a man, what has he got?If not himself, then he has naugthTo say the things he truly feelsAnd not the words of one who kneelsThe record shows, I took the blowsAnd did it my way!