According to the My Way Songfacts, this originated as French song called Comme D'habitude (translation: "As Usual") by Claude Francois . The French version tells the story of a man, living the end of his marriage, love killed by the boredom of everyday life.
Paul Anka discovered this song while visiting France, and re-wrote the lyrics as "My Way." Upon returning to the US, he gave it to Frank Sinatra, and it became…
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