My way. Or the highway.

För 40 år sedan skrevs en sång du känner igen och som mest förknippas med Frank Sinatra. Den handlar om en man som ligger för döden och ser tillbaka på sitt liv. Jag tror att det är nyttigt att sätta sig in i den situationen om man vill förändra sitt eget liv. Jag vill åtminstone inte se tillbaka på mitt och ångra saker jag inte gjorde.

Låt oss göra 2009 till ett bra år. Och så sjunger vi tillsammans.

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 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,
But 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!

(P. Anka, J. Revaux, G. Thibault, C. Frankois. Recorded December 30, 1968, Hollywood)

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