The Way that Leads to Death

You’ve probably never heard of him, but Anton LaVey was the author of The Satanic Bible, which he published in 1969. He was also the founder of the church of Satan and ruled as its high priest until his death in 1997. Among other things, he called 1966 Year 1 and referred to it as Anno Satanas. Anyways, why am I writing about some crusty dead buffoon? Well, just to introduce the lyrics to what he called the most satanic song ever written:

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

Frank Sinatra

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