Feelings That I Have

Track Number: 
3

I enjoy watching birds, especially eagles, hawks, and osprey. One afternoon on Prince Edward Island a bald eagle flew over the fields behind our house. It was exhilarating watching it soar, and it made me feel magnificent just seeing it. Later the same day I received a telephone call from a good friend telling me that her dad was very sick and in the hospital. This news made me feel sad and weak. Those contrasting emotions were the start of this song about feelings. My favorite verse is about the "worm on a hook." This song can be used as a starting point for having young students write their own poetry or songs about their feelings.

Lyrics: 

Copyright John Farrell, 1995 

Sometimes I feel like an eagle 
I can see the whole world as I glide 
Sometimes I feel like a rabbit on the run 
Just looking for a place to hide 

Sometimes I feel like a lion 
Everybody listens when I speak 
Sometimes I feel like the cat has got my tongue 
My voice is small and weak 

Sometimes I'm up 
Sometimes I'm down 
Sometimes I spin around and round 
Sometimes I'm happy 
Sometimes I'm sad 
Feeling the feelings that I have 

Sometimes I feel like an oak tree 
My branches reach to the sky 
Sometimes I feel like a jellyfish 
Just riding the waves as they go by 

Sometimes I feel like a beaver 
I can change if I keep working on 
But sometimes I feel like a snowman in the sun 
I'm here now but soon I'll be gone 

Sometimes I feel like a sunrise 
Everything I touch is warm and bright 
But sometimes I feel like a dark and cloudy day 
I can't get anything right 

Sometimes I feel like a song that fills the air 
I'm a melody, a harmony, a verse 
But sometimes I feel like a worm on a hook 
This ain't much fun but it could be worse