Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Wish I Was a Teddy Bear

I came across the lyrics to this song on a forum and thought,"That has got to be the saddest Teddy Bear poem I have ever read!" Then, I noticed it was credited to Waylon Jennings, so, as always, I consulted my friend Google on the matter. I found out that the song, whose title is "The Teddy Bear Song", was written in 1969 by Don Earl and recorded several times by country singers including Barbara Fairchild, and Tanya Tucker as well as Waylon Jennings. Upon hearing the lyrics sung with the musical accompaniment, I was smitten! It is still sad, but very, very sweet. I was inspired to create my own music video for the song using photos of my Teddy Bear creations. I chose to use the Waylon Jennings recording of it because I like it best. I hope you enjoy this, my first ever music video!



I wish I had button eyes and a red felt nose
Shaggy cotton skin and just one set of clothes
Sittin' on a shelf in a local department store
With no dreams to dream and nothin' to be sorry for

I wish I was a teddy bear
Not livin' or lovin' nor goin' nowhere
I wish I was a teddy bear
And I wish that I never had fallen in love with you

I wish I had a wooden heart and a sawdust mind
Then your mem'ry wouldn't come around hurtin' all the time
With a sewed-on smile and a painted twinkle in my eye
And I never would have ever had to learn how to cry

I wish I had a string you could pull to make me say
What you want to hear from me to make you stay
Then I'd know every time I spoke the words were right
And none would know the mess I made of my life

I wish I was a teddy bear
Not livin' or lovin' nor goin' nowhere
I wish I was a teddy bear
And I wish that I never had fallen in love with you

5 comments:

Daphne said...

I came across this song a couple of months ago... listened to it over and over... it is sad but also, from our point of view, kinda sweet! I LOVE your video!! Such cute and appropriate pictures throughout the song!!! Well done, you!!

Tami Eveslage said...

Thanks Daphne! I had to listen to it again and again while placing the pictures, and I still did not tire of it! I must have watched my own video a dozen times after it was done too.

Vicki said...

I love you video and wow your bears always bring a smile to my face when ever i see them, Keep up the amazing work
I have also stopped by to pass on a blog award to you hun. You can see the details on my blog

Hugs
Vicki xx

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Tami! I left you a blog award, come pick it up... hugs, Jennifer

Donna Griffin said...

Hi Tami!
I so enjoy visiting your blog and am sending a "makes my heart smile" award your way. You can find the rules over at my blog. I wanted folks visiting me to have a link to you! I especially love the kitty photos - am thinking "kittens" soon. Love and hugs, Donna