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 Houston, Texas, USA
BandRockMetal

A heavy melodic band that is malleable. We want to bring a positive message to all that listen, give hope to the pessimistic depressed world that we live in.We believe we have something for them to relate to.

Biography

SWINGING TERESA is an original hard rock band originally from Detroit MI.Oppurtunity has recently relocated SwingingTersea to Houston, Texas. They're setting standards for new heavy but melodic music, blending all types of musical influences together. Venues are easy to come across but it’s hard to find the A&R representation. Swinging Teresa has conquered Houston's music scene along with Galveston. The band has paid dues with appearances all over the area. With media coverage from newspaper articles to live TV appearances, Swinging Teresa is primed for label interest. The name Swinging Teresa is a tribute to a friend in Battle Creek, Michigan. Teresa lost her battle with her demons and ended her own life at the end of a noose. Roomates and friends discovered Teresa 4 hours too late. This band serves as a constant reminder that there is no way out of this world without dying an honorable death. With their positive message, they hope to change the perception that death is an easy way out. Started in 2002, Mike Tillery met some talented local musicians, recorded and hit the road. A lot of state lines and miles later he ended up in Houston, TX. He is very appreciative of the bridges he has crossed and the musicians he has been blessed to share the stage with. SwingingTeresa's crew share the same desire to tour and get signed to a label. Hopefully one day soon, the right person will read this and give them the shot they desire so much. Swinging Teresa has made a name for themselves in South Texas, with their frequent gigging and promotion. It was a constant process of proving themselves to the right people. Eventually earning them national acts and a dedicated following. National acts that the band has shared the stage with include Helloween(Harpos/Detroit, Taproot(Ann Arbor/The Blind Pig), Mutant Speed(Pensacola/The Wooden Horse), Primordial Ooze(Mobile/Coffe Haus), Skrape & Skid Row minus Sebastian(Grand Rapids/Intersection). Swinging Teresa has played all the major venues from Houston to Galveston; Engine Room, Fitzgeralds, Scout Bar, The Balinese Room, 19th Hole, FBI, Jakes, etc. They have toured as well, to many major cities such as Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Detroit, Chicago & San Francisco.

Lyrics

ENDS WITH ME

Written By: mike tillery

Ends With Me

INTRO:
Started with you and ends with me X 3

VERSE 1:
These times concluded
From which you came
All’s in time
And times change
Pushing forward through
How much should I lose
Hold myself up
Not letting you

BRIDGE 1:
Bring me down
Crawl back up
Elevate my head
Remove the chains that you own

BRIDGE 2:
No, no, no
Gonna get away with it X3

CHORUS:
Pushed out the way
No time to stay
Killed off my weights
Your life ends with me
X 2

REST

VERSE 2:
Pressed on the trees
It’s time to release
Fascinated light
It burns out my eyes

BRIDGE 3:
String your arms out
Remove you from the clouds
Get you on the ground
And cut your eyes out

CHORUS:
Pushed out the way
No time to stay
Killed off my weight
Your life ends with me
X 2

Caring Father

Written By: Mike Tillery

VERSE 1:
Help me hear me
Induced in sin
Accept me
For you caring father

BRIDGE 1:
This day is over
What comes tomorrow
Life filled with love
Takes me home

VERSE 2:
Leave me keep me
Tell me when
It’s time to go
For you caring father

BRIDGE 2:
This day is over
What comes tomorrow
Life filled love
Takes me home

CHORUS:
Don’t let me go
X 4

REST

BREAK 1:
Don’t let me go

BRIDGE 3:
This love always
Your soul swallows me whole

CHORUS:
Don’t let me go
X 4

REST

OUTRO:
Don’t let me go
X 3

Just Fly

Written By: Mike Tillery

Just fly

Helped you rise above
Drained me far enough
Now it’s your time to see
How your life’s been ripped from me
Almost believed in your little dream
This world’s too small for me
Not to see

now just
fly
now
just fly

helped you kill all love
drained me far enough
now it’s your time to see
how your life’s been abused for me
almost believed in your sick dream
this world’s too small for me
not to see

now just
fly
now
just fly

now I just can’t see
through eyes that bleed
you’ll never change your ways
the breath you take
I rape

Now just fly

Discography

Demo CD just finished, entitled "Pressed on the Trees" website features the first single, "Ends With Me"
Texas top 40 SwingingTeresa "Change"

Set List

Ends With Me, Change. Procedure, Hide Your Eyes, Caring Father, Questioning you're Exhistance,Multa Morta,Lonely Minds Go Crazy,On and On,Taking My Chances, The Time You Spent, Just Fly

All original material, no covers