“My way” de Frank Sinatra i Sòcrates

Frank Sinatra va ser un cantant i actor d’Estats Units. Va ser una de les figures més importants de la música del segle XX i encara ara és  molt conegut.

“My way” és una cançó molt famosa.

Imatge de previsualització de YouTube

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;
but 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!

Trobeu algun referent a la cançó “My way” que ens parli del filòsof grec Sòcrates? Quin? Per què? Jo li veig, ja que Sòcrates fa una filosofia que commou, que arriba a l’ànima, una filosofia de veritat. Es pregunta sobre què podem saber i què no podem saber. Sòcrates va ser condemnat a mort i va preferir beure la cicuta i morir, tot i que va tenir l’oportunitat d’escapar-se. Ell va preferir defensar fins a la mort les seves idees, la seva visió de la vida.  Se’l considera el primer filòsof de carn i ossos i el curiós del cas és que deia que “només sé que no sé res”; d’altres, en canvi, no són tan modestos i omplen la filosofia de llibres gruixuts, però Sòcrates, no va escriure ni una sola frase.

Marta Verde

2n batx C Grec