Teddy, I've been bad again
My mommy told me so;
I'm not quite sure what I did wrong
But I thought u might know.
When I woke this morning
I knew that she was mad
Cause she was crying awful hard,
And yelling at my dad.
I tried my best to be real good
And do just what she said
I cleaned my room all door myself,
I even made my bed.
But I spilled melk on my good shirt,
When she yelled at me to hurry
And I guess she didn't hear me,
When I told her I was sorry
Cause she hit me awful hard, u see,
And called me funny names;
And told me I was really bad
And I should be ashamed.
When I zei "I love u Mommy",
I guess she didn't understand;
Cause she yelled at me to shut my mouth,
of I'd get smacked again
So, I came up here to talk to you
Please tell me what to do
Cause I really love my mommy,
And I know she loves me, too
And I don't think my mommy means,
To hit quite so hard;
I guess sometimes, grown ups forget
How big they really are
So Teddy, I wish u were real
And u weren't just a bear
Then u could help me find a way
To tell mommies everywhere
To please try to understand
How sad it makes us feel;
Cause the outside pain soon goes a way,
But the inside never heals
And if we could make them listen,
Maybe the'd understand;
So other children just like me
Wouldn't have to hurt again
But, for now, I guess I'll hold u tight,
And pretend the pain's not there.
I know you'd never hurt me,
So goodnight, Teddy Bear...