Meditation is a composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics (in English) by Gene Lees. It was first recorded on his 1967 album , and has since been performed and recorded by multiple artists, including Frank Sinatra who made it one of his signature songs.
The song is in triple meter, in the key of E minor with capo on the second fret. The harmonic structure of each verse is based on a I-vi-ii-V turnaround progression in E minor, with an A pedal point, and the bridge modulates to F minor.
The song has been described as “a beautiful bossa nova meditation on life’s changes.”