Song Analysis: My Song Of Myself By Frank Sinatra

My Song of Myself #1 Best-selling musical artist Frank Sinatra presents a beautiful message through his song “My Way”. Throughout the song, Sinatra portrays a man nearing the end of a significant component of his life. Emotional thoughts of leaving this part of him behind are showcased throughout the lyrics and the title of the song. Existentialism, the thought that one should focus on finding their life and life’s meaning through their will, choices, and responsibilities, is the song’s main theme. The end, in Sinatra’s opinion, is not something one should fear or be sad over. People should face the end with pride in theirself, reflecting upon what they have accomplished and overcome. Essentially, if one can not look back on their life …show more content…
When living upon what is most important in one’s life, not what is expected by others, the life is completely satisfied. With a keen eye on the future, a person can get through anything. Frank Sinatra and Walt Whitman share this idea in their mediums of art and literature. ”I’ve lived a life that’s full Traveled each and every highway And more, much more than this I did it my way.”(Anka) Through this verse, Sinatra serenades the idea that he has done all his life entailed him to do in his own way, and that makes all the difference. His message is that he is not only pleased with his life, but ready for what is to come. Similarly, in Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself #51, he writes “The past and present wilt-I have fill’d them, emptied them, And proceed to fill my next fold of the future.”(Whitman) Whitman is saying that his focus is on the future, because the past and the present are unattainable. Content with all his doings, he is eager to move on to better things. Transcendentalism is a big part of who Frank Sinatra was. Much like Walt Whitman, He was a big believer in the importance of humanity. Had Frank Sinatra known he was being compared to Walt Whitman, he would be flattered and consider it to be an honor. In his collected, suave way, he might begin talking about his own life experiences with transcendentalism and the importance behind it. He would encourage all to follow his motives of self reliance

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