Title: A mi manera
Composer/Artist: Paul Anka/Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
Style: Bolero

(This was originally recorded in English, and translated into Spanish.  English lyrics are at the end of this post.)

El final se acerca ya, lo esperaré serenamente
Ya vés, yo he sido así, te lo diré sinceramente.
Viajé y disfruté, no sé si más que otro cualquiera
Si bién, todo éso fue a mi manera.

Quisás tuve un amor que para mí fuera importante
Corté sólo la flor y lo mejor de cada instante.
Viví la intensidad sín conocer jamás fronteras
Si bién, todo éso fue a mi manera.

No hay porque hablar ni qué reír, ni recordar por quién vivir.
Ahora sé que fuí felíz, que si lloré también amé.
Puedo seguir hasta el final a mi manera.

Quisás tuve un amor que para mí fuera importante...

No hay porque hablar ni qué reír, ni recordar por quién vivir...

So here's the English version, for those who are looking for it:

My Way (Paul Anka)

And now the end is near
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 exception
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
Oh, and more, much more than this
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you know
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 fails, 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, no not me
I did it my way.

For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has not
To say the words he truly feels
And not the words he would reveal
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way.
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way.

 

 

 

 

 

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