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JUST A TEDDY BEAR

Carrie Ruth Sutton / Georgia Middleman

When Bug was just a baby
I had to go away
So I bought her a little teddy bear
That she could hug each day

I’d hoped that it would help her
All the times she felt alone
A way that she’d remember me
‘til I was finally home

Each deployment after
I’d buy her a brand-new bear
something to hold onto
When mama can’t be there

Her eyes would swell with tears
But I’d tell her to hold him close
That I’d filled him up with hugs
For when she missed me the most

When will a teddy bear
Be just a teddy bear
And not a long goodbye
When will he ever bring a smile to her face
And not make my baby cry
There will come a day
When mama won’t go away
And it’ll just be my angel and I
When a teddy bear is just a teddy bear
And not a long goodbye

One day when I was shopping
I saw a little bear
It made me think of Jennifer
so I bought it then and there

I thought she’d be excited
With such a precious little toy
But when I gave it to her
What left her eyes was ….joy

When will a teddy bear
Be just a teddy bear
And not a long goodbye
Will he ever bring a smile to her face
And not make my baby cry
There will come a day
When mama won’t go away
And it’ll just be my angel and I
When a teddy bear is just a teddy bear
And not a long goodbye

Mama, please don’t go
Please mama, just quit
I don’t need an allowance
So don’t say that money’s it
I can build a lemonade stand
To help you pay the bills
So, Mama, stay forever
Promise me you will

When will a teddy bear
Be just a teddy bear
And not a long goodbye
When will he ever bring a smile to her face
And not make my baby cry
There will come a day
When mama won’t go away
And it’ll just be my angel and I
When a teddy bear is just a teddy bear
And it’ll just be my angel and I
When a teddy bear is just a teddy bear
And not a long goodbye

© 2018 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Middle Girl Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​​:​​S Retreat May 2018, released June 7, 2018

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