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The Song Funmi Iyanda Sang On Her 45th Birthday Reminds Me Of The Kind Of Woman I Want To Be

   

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Funmi Iyanda celebrated her 45th birthday last week, and like she has done on every birthday for the past 25 years,  she did a rendition  of My Way“, a song made popular by Frank Sinatra.

While her voice was not particularly fabulous, watching her sing that song was quite inspiring. I was reminded of an old article I had read on this blog and also of where I want to be when I am at Funmi Iyanda’s age.

I want to be a woman who would have defied all societal limitations to live a life that is full – by my definitions and on my own terms.

 

Here is the lyrics:

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 exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
And 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,
“Oh 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!

Yes, it was my way.

 

 

Watch her sing below:

 

A video posted by Funmi Iyanda (@funmiiyanda) on

 

 

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