What does Teddy Bear mean?

Search Login

Melanie Martinez: Teddy Bear Meaning


No tags, suggest one.

Get "Teddy Bear" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

Teddy Bear Lyrics

Play "Teddy Bear"
on Amazon Music

Stitched you up, put you together
With cotton and feather
Gave you love, put my heart inside you
Oh what could I do
When you started talking in your sleep
Saying things you'd do to me
I didn't care
I wasn't scared
Now I'm finding knives...


    click a star to vote
    Sep 20th, 2017 9:45pm report

    Crybaby is in an abusive relationship with the same boy from "Pacify Her", "Playdate", "Training Wheels" and later on "Cake". She helped through the stuff that happened before and during "Training Wheels" and now she is getting abused by him. In the song she sings "When you started talking in your sleep/Saying things you'd do to me/I didn't care/I wasn't Scared/Now I'm finding knives" Which means that at first Crybaby wasn't scared, until she realized that her boy friend wanted to kill her.


    click a star to vote
    Apr 10th, 2017 4:42pm report

    At first, Crybaby found the teddy bear, possibly alone, heartbroken, and torn-apart. She took him under her wing and gave him love and comfort. When she noticed him doing weird things, she brushed it off, and thought of it as no big deal, probably, simply because she didn't want to believe that what he was doing was real, and didn't expect it from him. (not really that she didn't want to handle it) But, he leaves behind clues that gets Crybaby's attention, and the truth is so shocking that she doesn't know how to handle it and she is "unprepared". Soon, the relationship evolves into a violent and abusive one. Then, she threw him out, not that her toy got old, but instead, it was acting new and different. Also, he might have been like so the whole time, simply hiding his true self through a teddy-bear façade, making her think he is comfy and nurturing and wouldn't do anything bad. Maybe she let in someone who was not very good and changed him but then returned to his "evil" self. I dunno.. Please follow me on Instagram for more song lyrics theories, especially of Melanie Martinez @crybabytheories


    click a star to vote
    Nov 7th, 2017 11:57am report

    In this song,i feel like the guy crybaby dated was phsychotic and tried to kill her.She found him broken (probably from a past relationship) she helps him heal then gives him all her love (which he obviously clings onto). The guy then decides that if a lot of guys want her,he will have to kill her because if he cannot have her,then no one can.When she hears him talking in his sleep about wanting to kill her,she gets scared and decides to leave him.But then he comes back THREATENING to kill her if she does not take him back.

    Well that is what i think so yeah..dont judge


    click a star to vote
    Dec 22nd, 12:35pm report

    i think the reason the teddy bear evil in her song is because of the lyric "Gave you my heart" in her videos she is CRAZY!(in a good way to me but because she grown up in a bad family)So when she gave the teddy bear her heart her bad side of her heart was ending up to the point where "Teddy bear"was evil aka trying to KILL her


    click a star to vote
    Dec 12th, 12:10pm report

    The girl meets a boy who she falls in love with and she took him under her wing and everything was sweet but then he became abusive and evil, and he tried to kill her.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 23rd, 10:16pm report

    I interpreted that the song is about toxic/abusive relationships as one of the lyrics 'How did love become so violent?'
    Another lyric 'Everything was so sweet till you tried to kill me.' This expresses that the abuser used to be 'nice' and that he tricked her that he was 'charming and caring' but in reality he just tricked her so it would be harder for her to leave. 'Till you tried to kill me' shows that he abused her so much, it came to a point where he was trying to kill her. The song is called teddy bear as the abuser was 'caring and loving' and his soft hugs were like a teddy bear used as a metaphor.


    click a star to vote
    Sep 14th, 9:44pm report

    First he's a sweet heart then he turns.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 18th, 2018 10:04pm report

    I think that she's a bitch that hate teddy's

    It's a joke


    click a star to vote
    Jul 27th, 2018 7:07pm report

    I think it’s about haveing to let go of the past growing up she was abused and taken advantage of and she is saying that she had to take on way to manny things to a yong age


    click a star to vote
    Sep 17th, 2017 9:03pm report

    I believe the 'teddy bear' is the same guy from the last song (play date). At first the two are in a relationship driven entirely by sex and Crybaby wants to change that. This offends the gug which makes him feel pressured so he leaves then Crybaby finds him and tries to latch things up, this is where the relationship mentioned in this song come into place. After a while with the guy, Crybaby picks up on the fact that the guy is still really crazy and mad at her suggestions to a real relationship and this scares Crybaby so she leaves. Thanks for reading Bye!


    click a star to vote
    Apr 10th, 2017 4:28pm report

    This song is about a yandere relationship (look it up if you don't know what it means). She took him in and under her wing after finding the teddy bear torn apart. She fixed him up and gave him lots of love. He was so sweet in the beginning, but now he's changing and scaring her, leaving behind scary clues "knives under the sheets, crumpled photographs of me", and Crybaby does not know how to react, as she is unprepared and not really expecting that of her lover. It slowly grows into a scary and abusive relationship.


    click a star to vote
    Apr 10th, 2017 4:32pm report

    Melanie is probably talking about a abusive relationship and she does know if she be scared or not. she must be so in love that she doesn't know what to do. And when she tries to leave this guy keeps following her and its scaring her.


    click a star to vote
    Apr 7th, 2017 4:25am report

    The lyric "Breathing deep into the phone", is similar to the lyrics from Milk and Cookies. The lyric in Milk and Cookies is, "Next time you're alone, think twice when you grab the phone" It could also be a reference to the movie "Scream", which makes sence because melanie is a big fan of horror movies, and "Scream" is a classic horror movie every horror fan knows.
    Cry Baby's lover, or "teddy bear",whom she built a relationship with nothing but kindness and love begins to lose hope in her bear, and she’s unsure if she should trust him anymore after he begins to act strangely. As the song goes on, the more dangerous and insane the relationship takes a turn for the worse after her lover attempts to "kill her". She doesn’t understand where everything went wrong and why her bear suddenly wants to kill her. The song and the teddy bear is metaphorically interpreted as a relationship that took a turn for the worse.

    copy that, didn't own that


    click a star to vote
    Mar 24th, 2017 3:38am report

    I think the song is about danganronpa


    click a star to vote
    Mar 14th, 2017 3:21pm report

    She was in love with someone who took care of her and loved her, but he felt betrayed and thought she was just with him for pitty, and because she thought he was the easier choice. He then acted over protecting of himself and she just laughed at him like everyone else, no one thought him to dare so he tries to prove a point and teach her not to mess with him.


    click a star to vote
    Mar 5th, 2017 3:13pm report

    She fell in love with someone who was bad but then "stitched him up" into a good person. But then he started to go bad again and betrayed her and became abusive again.


    click a star to vote
    Feb 9th, 2017 2:44pm report

    She had somebody to comfort her on the hard times but Crybaby just never hugged the bear and he started feeling like he wasn't accepted. So Crybaby just put the bear away and he didn't like that.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 16th, 2016 10:05pm report

    This is talking about how she loved a man until he Betrayed her, and probably abused her, and she talks about how she can take it.

More Melanie Martinez song meanings »


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

No Control anonymous
Vergiss Uns Nicht anonymous
Fix Me anonymous
Sweet Tooth anonymous
Numb anonymous
Count On Me anonymous
I Refuse anonymous
Waiting For Superman anonymous
You Should See Me in a Crown anonymous
Black Butterfly anonymous
Chocolate anonymous
Inside Out anonymous
Blown Away anonymous
Unpretty anonymous
Rise Up anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Anything She Says
Mitchell Tenpenny
Leaving Love Behind
Zac Brown Band
Ordinary Man
Ozzy Osbourne
Black Pumas
Life Is Good
Selena Gomez
Good News
Mac Miller