Tony T Nguyen

Tony T Nguyen

 
SoloPopAdult Contemporary

Music with meaning for the human spirit. Sounds like music from movie soundtracks.

Biography

Former manager of Poreotics Dance Crew, songwriter, producer, and educator. Tony T is the founder of a non profit organization, Incognito Drum and Bugle Corps. Tony T is an educator for local high schools in southern California. He designs and composes music for local marching bands and drum lines.

In the last decade, he has toured with bands throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County area performing at venues such as, The Whiskey, The Roxy, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and the Galaxy Theater.

Tony has recorded with Poreotics Dance Crew, Clay Cook, Ricky Lawson, Sonia Rao, Connie Lim, The Living Rocks, Mojo Filson, Outta Place, Ron Maxey, Giana Nguyen, Kristine Sa, Ai Cherie, and others.

Lyrics

This Is Me

Written By: Giana Nguyen Foster and Tony T Nguyen


Look around
Life has finally brought me here
To where I'm meant to be
Breathe it in

The road to now
Hasn't always been so clear
I fought through tears to see
Under my skin, the truth within

Everything I always knew I could do
I'm finding light to make all my dreams come true
My heart from now will lead the way
Embrace my destiny
Living starts today
I've found the strength to say
This Is Me

Look ahead
The roaming spotlight lands on me
The voice inside me says
Take a stand

I'll give my all
No matter where this road will lead
I'll hold on to the faith
Take a chance, it's in my hands

Everything I always knew I could do
I'm finding light to make all my dreams come true
My heart from now will lead the way
Embrace my destiny
Living starts today
I've found the strength to say
This Is Me

I'll give my all
No matter where this road will lead
Look around
Life has finally brought me here
To where I'm meant to be
Breathe it in
This Is Me

I Wish

Written By: Brandon Edward and Tony T Nguyen

I don't know how or why this feeling
Seems to make my soul unreeling
I don't know why I can't seem to make it right
My mind is constantly mistaken
On what I think I should say
No matter what else happens I just can't go on this way
I need a reason an explanation
To why I can't understand

I wish I could take back what was said and done
Never did I believe in me
This day would come
One question that I just can't find the answer to
Why couldn't you tell me what's going on with you
I feel so lost in this decision where do I start
All these emotions deep inside just tearing me apart
I need a reason an explanation
To why I can't understand

I wish I could take back what was said and done
Never did I believe in me this day would come
I don't regret the day we met just how I made you feel
I hope that time can make it right
Time can make it right

I know I made mistakes over and over again
But I've swallowed my pride just to say I'm sorry
What more am I to do, I can't read your mind
I apologized a thousand times
And now I just wish I knew And now
I just wish I knew what to do

I wish I could take back what was said and done
Never did I believe in me this day would come
I don't regret the day we met just how I made you feel
I hope that time can make it right
Time can make it right

I wish I know how to solve this
I wish that we could resolve this
I still want you as a part of me
I hope that time can make it right
Time can make it right

No Spell

Written By: Tony T Nguyen

I walk into the room
And see you standing on stage,
Spotlight on your face
I'm listening to you sing
Your words and beauty shines
From across this empty stage
Explain this spell, you've cast onto me
My lips are still,
I'm listening to your heart.

Some things are a mystery
You finally see me here,
You look into my eyes
And see my thoughts of you
I'm not as eloquent
I'm just a simple guy
Who wants for you to hear his words
You've got me for this moment

It's times like these I can't believe it's true
'cause you're near me
But I can't seem to get to you
Come a little bit closer, don't fear
Somehow I want you near
I want you to hear
You're perfect to me

You say that all of your life,
You've stumbled up on stage
You're perfect down here too
There's no spell, this is who you are to me.
Believe in what I say
Just put your hands with mine
And we can walk the world tonight
Let's start this journey now.

It's times like these I can't believe it's true
'cause you're near me
But I can't seem to get to you
Come a little bit closer, don't fear
Somehow I want you near
I want you to hear
You're perfect to me

I walk into the room
And see you up on stage,
You're perfect to me.

Selfish

Written By: Tony T Nguyen

Its been awhile. To see your face with mine. Things don't seem the same, do you agree with me? So here we stand. Looking in disbelief. At suffering and pain. Not knowing what to do. As time passes by and families die. Ignoring all the truth, we turn the other way. I'm looking at the world. People dying everyday. So when it ends. Will you and I be here. Things won't be the same. Life will be a change. So take my hand. We need to help them now. Pictures are all they have of the good times in their past.

Memories

Written By: Tony T Nguyen

I'm standing in front of my old house
Remembering where I've been
Seeing the trees have grown
Reminds me how young I was
I miss the simplicity
Over the years I've grown

Working countless hours
Climbing this endless ladder
leaving behind some things
like laughter and love

Where are they now
My life has passed me by
I find myself reaching out
for someone to hear my cry
my wasted time and all I have
are my memories.

I want to start a family
to see my kids are playing
Smiling like I once did
worry free from the world outside
So innocent like the day we were born

What's stopping me?
My insecurities?
What if I fail at this?
Will I be all alone in this world of mine?

Where are they now
My life has passed me by
I find myself reaching out
for someone to hear my cry
my wasted time
and all I have
are my memories.

Memories
They come to us
They're triggered by events in our day
How we remember them
snapshots of our life
can save us from
our daily grind
Memories

The Message

Written By: Tony T Nguyen

Look around you now and tell me
Who's by your side
Take a closer look
Are they the ones you love
Through fun and trying times

I took a look at myself today
Reflection shows
A thousand faces
Of those who've touched my life
And made me who I am

So take the time
To pass the message on

People come to you with hope
Wanting to be heard
So open up your heart
And hold them close to you
One day they'll return the gift

So take the time
To pass the message on

Give them your time
Tell them you're there
It makes a difference
It heals the soul

A thousand "thank yous" go out to you
For encouraging me
To live my life
There've been tough, tough times
But no moments wasted

So take the time
To pass the message on

Give them your time
Tell them you're there
It makes a difference
It heals the soul

Discography

1997 Point of View - The Living Rocks
2005 My Karma Ran Over My Dogma - Mojo Fison
2008 Soundtrack to My Life - Tony T Nguyen
2010 The Tony T Sessions Compilation CD - Kristine Sa, Connie Lim, Sue Jin Kim, Applesauce, Giana Nguyen, and Tony T Nguyen
2011 Two of Us Single featuring Connie Lim

Set List

Believing
This Is Me
I Wish
The Message
Memories