Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Frank Sinatra and Hell's Hit Parade

I just got done listening to an amazing Peter Kreeft lecture. Towards the end of it he mentions Frank Sinatra's song, "I did it my way."

He jokingly makes the point, that this song is the philosophy of Hell, and that it's on Hell's Hit Parade list.

So I checked the lyrics out for myself. Just give these egocentric lyrics a read, pretty amazing:

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, Ill 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 evry 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!


greyghost83 said...

Speaking of Sinatra, that guy you had come to Chapel to speak...he was great. His band sounds just like U2, at least I think so.
Ok, nothing to do with Sinatra. Sorry.

Tallie said...

"I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway" Interesting how easy it is to plan our own course. But how much more peaceful if we let Someone else do it for us!

I can't believe you've posted twice since I last checked....you're on a roll!