Andrew sez: Thank you, Rachel, for doing a great vocal for this!
How did I come to write a song from a young woman's point of view? I have known a couple of young women who, as teenagers, cut themselves as they tried to cope with the school social scene. The lyric just hints at self-harm while, I hope, giving a small portrait of empowerment.
Teddy bear says he’ll never leave me,
He's as steady as a bump on a tree,
You say you’re gonna go but I don’t care,
You don’t have the sense of my teddy bear.
The day you came around and delivered the news,
I started cryin' and screamin' and hittin' the booze,
Picked up a razor ’bout to cut off my hair,
Till I looked in the eyes of my teddy bear.
You once said I was a porcelain doll
Oh so pretty, but don’t let it fall.
I have learned from every punch I feel
I might get shattered, but I still can heal.
Bore me to tears explaining your choice,
Your mouth says less than a bear with no voice,
A million fellas swimmin' in the sea,
There’s only one teddy and there’s only one me.