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  1. In My Own Way

Lyrics

In My Own Way

Oh they say to your self you should always be true
And hey, you’ll live well - if you can do
But if I am not mistaken in what I have always thought
Everybody else is taken and your self is all you’ve got

If allegedly being yourself is really where it is at
Why is someone always sure to say, “Oh, no, no, not like that!”
But either way it’s only me - the one that I am stuck with
And all I can do is try not to be – ah – fuh – full of it

Oh I have lived in my own way, there isn’t any doubt of it
But for so many days, I had to get out of it

Never given that much guidance, except maybe the Bible
But as a non–believer, I was never liable
To use it as a map along life’s twisted highway
Old Frank’s advice I’d rather take – and do it My Way

I’ve tried to live in my own way there is no doubt about it
But then every now and then I had to get out of it

Sometimes I wouldn’t’ve - other times I couldn’t’ve
And every now and then I simply shouldn’t’ve

Is there any other way to yourself you can be true?
Maybe you can tell me what it is that you would do
Of course if being just yourself is sometimes like a curse
If you were someone else might it be a whole lot worse?

In it’s own way my life’s a riddle I have been given
But here in the middle, the only way I know of livin’
I guess it is a puzzle, without a right or wrong
A mess and a muddle – and sort of awkward like this song

I’ve tried to live in my own way there is no doubt about it
But every now and then I had to get right out of it
I’ve tried to live in my own way there is no doubt about it
Yes every now and then I had to get out of it

© Des Wade 2019