"Sing, Theresa Says" as written by and Greg Laswell....
Go to sleep while I gather all my things
And I will call you in a couple of days
I can hear the June bugs approaching
A God damn army of them in my brain

"Sing," Theresa says. "sing happy things"
"Sing," Theresa says if I do everything
One day a man will spring worth loving

All of my friends fall from the sky now
Many more than I ever thought I had
Everyone is sharpening up their angles
When all I really want is...

"Sing," Theresa says. "sing happy things"
"Sing," Theresa says if I do everything
One day a man will spring worth loving

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"Sing," Theresa says. "sing happy things"
"Sing," Theresa says if I do everything
One day a man will spring worth loving


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"Sing, Theresa Says" as written by Greg Laswell

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    General CommentIt's about his nana. He had a dream and she spoke to him and told him to sing of happy things. The june bugs are related to being a young boy and having adventures with a childhood friend.

    This song is absolutely beautiful. My favorite line is "one day a man will spring worth loving." It breaks my heart, but I get it. This song is profound. I THINK he's aware of the love that surrounds him, but he still has to find himself, his true confidence.

    The entire album is great. Bravo, Greg. All the amazing singer/songwriters are in San Diego. Where the hell am I? Ha ha.
    luisamayon March 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTheresa is Greg's grandma.
    btotheethon October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh god what an incredibly talented artist, i absolutely love greg laswell, i first heard of him through this song on launchcast and immediately fell in love with his music

    i would say that hes underrated, but hes incredibly popular in the local san diego music scene and just hasnt quite broken through into mainstream yet
    Event_Horizonon October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've listened to him for about 5 minutes total so far. I can only say its a matter of time until he breaks it big.
    Redlighton October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me this song represents war and peace. In the first verse he seems to be talking about leaving a loved one packing up and heading for war, and he'll call her in a couple of days. And the June Bugs represent the enemy soldiers as june bugs are found in big groups. The Theresa in this song reminds me of Mother Theresa and how humanity should praise and sing about happy things and if we do man will be worth loving. The friends falling from the sky would be his allies comming down from the planes. And the sharpening of the angles are the soldiers getting prepared taking aim, but all this person wants it peace and happiness and for the violence to stop.
    igloo_iggy182on February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove greg laswell..musical genius
    lovesthatcoffeeon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove greg laswell..musical genius
    lovesthatcoffeeon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so moving. Oh, Greg. You are worth loving. :)
    luisazavichon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlouisamay hit it right on. There's an article on the signonsandiego.com website.

    signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060907/…

    Really cool song.
    /yardoon September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo amazing i can't even describe it.
    lost815on November 03, 2009   Link

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