Monday, March 30, 2015

Frank Sinatra, His Way





Just friends
Lovers no more
Just friends
But not like before
To think of what we've been
And not to kiss again
Seems like pretending
It isn't the ending
Two friends
Drifting apart
Two friends
But one broken heart
We loved we laughed we cried
Then suddenly love died
The story ends
And we're
Just friends
We loved we laughed and we cried
Then suddenly love died
The story ends
And we're
Just friends


Frank Sinatra would be 100 years old if he lived. But lets face facts Frank would never want to have lived till 100 if he couldn't have the girls, sour mash and the good life. But while he lived he did everything, at least twice. Breaking in with a group winning Major Bowes "Amateur Hour" in the 1930's which spring-boarded him to the boy singer in the Harry James Band, finally with Tommy Dorsey's band where he became a teen idol, as they fainted in the aisles in 1942 at New York's Paramount Theater.

By the end of the 1940's he managed to lose it all including his voice as he chased Ava Gardner all over the world and she rejected him. But he came back winning an Academy Award for his portrayal of Maggio in "From Here To Eternity". From there, there was no looking back as he made over 60 films and changed the singing world by his concerts, Vegas shows with his "Rat Pack" and making his albums tell a story many of them sad, because while he knew success and happiness he was always greatly saddened by his inability to keep Ava Garner as his very own. No she wanted to play around and that wasn't going to be the way for an Italian-American kid from New Jersey.

Songs like "Just Friends" told the story and Frank sang it from deep within his heart but he refused to be beaten by it all. He was happy while being sad, he was always that poor kid from Jersey while he became one of the richest men in America. He might of been beaten but he always got up and most of all succeeded doing it his way. Crazy as he might of seemed he was as sly as a fox who conquered all even the losing of the love of his life and he did it his way. The world's a better place because of him. Rest in peace Frankie!

Just friends
Lovers no more
Just friends
But not like before
To think of what we've been
And not to kiss again
Seems like pretending
It isn't the ending
Two friends
Drifting apart
Two friends
But one broken heart
We loved we laughed we cried
Then suddenly love died
The story ends
And we're
Just friends
We loved we laughed and we cried
Then suddenly love died
The story ends
And we're
Just friends





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