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That’s Life


This weekend we had to drive more than usual; we had several commitments we had to attend.  After being in the car for a while, my daughter always gets uncomfortable and the only thing that can calm her down  is music. – Just like her mother! -.  I noticed that her favorite artist is Jack Johnson, it is amazing how every time I play his albums she just stops shouting right away and stays still for the rest of the trip.  Unfortunately, this Saturday, when my daughter started to cry, I remembered that I have left my Ipod at home and I started to Panic; we still had a lot of driving to do and we didn’t know what to do. 
I have to say that leaving our house, is a bid deal.  It is like a dance, in the sense that we know all the steps but  unfortunately, it is not a harmonious dance, it is a esquisofrenic one.  This is how it is: The first thing I have to do is to chase my daughter around the house and change her diaper and outfit. – sometimes this is a very pleasant experience, sometimes it is more like wrestling –  Then I have to get myself ready, while I do that, my husband takes care of her.  We also have to put everything she might need on the diaper back, bring water, some snacks, pacifier, her puppy, and then when everything is ready; we have to chase her again, and put her socks, shoes and  jacket on.  Then we need to gather our stuff such as wallets, and cellphones and put our shoes and jackets on.  After that,  my husband takes her to the car while I check if there is something we are forgetting  and then, and only then, we are officially  outside our house… How could I forget the Ipod?

Anyway, as my daughter started to cry in the car, I looked around and discovered a Frank Sinatra’s CD. It was a Compilation of his best songs including “New York New York” , “Fly me To the Moon”, “Days of Wine and Roses” etc.  I forgot how much I love his music, it always makes me wonder of how fantastic life in the 50’s must have been; full of elegance, romance and dance.  I sang almost every song but the one song that stood in my head this time was “That’s Life”.  I always liked this song, but I guess this time Frank spoke to me,  and his wisdom touched my heart:  In life, we are going to go though good and bad  times; that is a given, what makes the difference, is  how we face those ups and downs.  I guess that, what is important in not to get discouraged but to have the strength to face the challenges that can come along the way.  “Each time I find myself laying, Flat on my face, I just pick myself up and get back in the race”….that’s life!

Thank you Frank Sinatra,

That’s life
That’s what all the people say
You’re riding high in April
Shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune
When I’m back on top, back on top in June

I said that’s life
And as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks
Stomping on a dream
But I don’t let it, let it get me down
‘Cause this fine old world
It keeps spinning around

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper,
A pirate, a poet,
A pawn and a king,
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing
Each time I find myself
Flat on my face
I pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
I tell you, I can’t deny it
I thought of quitting baby
But my heart just ain’t gonna buy it
And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try
I’d jump right on a big bird
And then I’d fly

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper,
A pirate, a poet,
A pawn and a king,
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing
Each time I find myself laying
Flat on my face
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
That’s life, and I can’t deny it
Many times I thought of cutting out
But my heart won’t buy it
But if there nothing shaking coming this here July
I’m going to roll myself up in a big ball
And die…

My my…

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