Theresa Miele

Theresa Miele

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Thoughtful, vocally driven melodic rock with occasional bursts of decadence and mayhem.

Biography

Theresa Miele is a singer/songwriter with a style all her own. From roots rock to punky pop, she runs the gamut when creating her unique brand of ‘melodic eclectica.’ In her debut release, I Am Not Your Puzzle to Solve, Miele succeeds in using this potpourri of genres to create one beautifully cohesive sound that is soulful and down to earth.

Raised in a small Midwestern town, Theresa has lived on both coasts and many places in between. A philosopher and a curious observer, she weaves her diverse life experiences into a crazy quilt of musical jaunts. “I love a song that has something to say,” she says, “and if it can be said with a hauntingly beautiful melody, so much the better. My tunes have been called disarmingly straightforward, and every attempt is made to keep contrived angst at a minimum. All woe and suffering gleaned from the lyrical content is 99% authentic. On the other hand, any wit or humor ascertained is strictly synthetic.”

I Am Not Your Puzzle to Solve stands out as an intensely memorable listening experience, leaving one eager to ‘see it live!’ No easy feat, given the wide range of musical styles, but Theresa has assembled an exceptionally gifted touring band who navigates the many moods with ease. They are: Eran Phillips on lead guitar and vocals; Mark Taylor on keyboards, vocals, and guitar; Dawn McGrath on drums; and Andy Lowe on bass. With their talent and support, Miele’s live performances promise to be as vibrant and heartfelt as they are musically satisfying.

Lyrics

Too Emotional

Written By: Theresa Miele

You really should pick your feet up
When you walk
And I don't like the way you wave your hands around
When you talk
Don't know why you gotta do things like you do
He said dry your eyes, Theresa
You're too emotional too

Too emotional
That's what he said
Too emotional
I don't know why though
I'm so emotional
I get so high
I get so low

You're really no great beauty
But you're mine
If you don't let yourself go like my ex-wife did
You'll be fine
Don't know why you get upset by these things I say
He said dry your eyes, Theresa
You're too emotional today

Too emotional
I've always been
Too emotional
I don't know why though
I'm so emotional
I get so high
I get so low

And I used to wonder why you'd want to be with one like me
When every single thing I do so wrong
I used to wonder how that you could stay with one like me
So long
So long

'Cause I'm too emotional
I've always been
Too emotional
I don't know why though
I'm so emotional
I get so high
I get so...

You're really not that attractive
When you drink
You say all kinds of real mean things
And you don't even think
And I see that bald spot you got in back's
Starting to show through
I said now pack your bags, McLean
I'm too emotional for you

Too emotional
That's what I said
Too emotional
But he deserved it
Too emotional
I get so high
I get so low

Too emotional
Hey, so what if I'm
Too emotional
Don't care why
I'm so emotional
'Cause I'm never changin'
Why should I?

Darkly Slanted

Written By: Theresa Miele

I wanted to live in your world
But the lighting was bad
I tried to drink in your aura
But it tasted too sad

And my heart has wrapped around you
In a most peculiar way
Cause I can see you're darkly slanted
Still I wanna stay

I knocked at the door to your heart
But nobody was there
I asked for a cupful of kindness
But you had none to spare

And my soul's been so disheveled
Since you gazed down on me like prey
Then because you're darkly slanted
You just tossed my love away

And I don't why but I'll think of you
until my dying day
So beautiful, but darkly slanted boy
Who looked my way…

Less Than

Written By: Theresa Miele

If you want me to be
Less than
Amazed by your talent
That just cannot be

If you want me to be
Less than
Thrilled to see you
That wouldn't be me

And if your own lack of self-worth
Makes you think less of me
Cause I think so much of you

Then you will always see me as
Less than
So much less than I am

Did you think that I'd be
Less than
Confused by your silence
Poor invisible me

Don't expect me to be
Less than
Brokenhearted
What else should I be?

Because your own lack of self-worth
Makes you think less of me
Cause I think so much of you

And you will always see me as
Less than
So much less than I am

See I've been a lot of places
Looked into a million faces
And the only one I can't forget is yours
Yours

If you want me to be
Less than
Lost in your blue eyes
Don't put them on me

If you want me to be
Less than
Affected by you
How could I not be?

But if your own lack of self-worth
Makes you think less of me
Cause I think so much of you

I guess you'll always see me as
Less than
So much less than I am

Yeah you will always see me as
Less than

Everyone's a Loser

Written By: Theresa Miele

There's no reason to feel
Like it's such a great big deal
So you played your winning hand
And lost it all

And the one you adore
Concludes you're just a bore
Well your heart was on your sleeve
And it fell off

But everybody everywhere
Know that creepy feeling of despair
Though now it seems it's only you
But everyone's a loser too

So just start looking around
See you're not the only clown
Anyone who dreams
Is bound to fall

And though your mother always said
You shoulda done something else instead
You followed your own heart
And it got lost

But every person of every size
Is a disappointment in somebody's eyes
You might think it's only you
But everyone's a loser too

Yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Talkin bout you and you and you
Yeah I guess me too
Well especially me too

But anyone in any town
Knows exactly what it's like when no one wants you around
So don't forget it's not just you
Cause everyone's a loser too!

Discography

I AM NOT YOUR PUZZLE TO SOLVE, the debut CD, released December 10, 2004