Troy Young

Troy Young

 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Troy Young’s debut CD, Perfect Dream, is a riveting combination of light rock & new age country. A poignant collection of true to the heart songs, Perfect Dream contrasts the soul haunting sound of Safe Here With Me and World Away, with the fresh sound of Drives Me Wild and Anything For You.

Biography

Troy Young’s debut CD, Perfect Dream, is a riveting combination of light rock and new age country. A poignant collection of true to the heart songs, Perfect Dream contrasts the soul haunting sound of Safe Here With Me and World Away, with the fresh and flavourful sound of Drives Me Wild and Anything for You. Born and raised in the small town of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Troy’s music is strongly influenced by other east coast artists like Gordie Sampson, Jimmy Rankin and Bruce Gouthro. Produced under the direction of Fred Lavery at award winning Lakewind Sound Studios, Perfect Dream includes eleven original tracks and a stellar cast of musicians.

A relative newcomer to the music scene, Troy’s arrival seems to have come from nowhere. Rest assured though, his background is music laden. While Troy’s father and brother played in local bands, Troy was more of a hidden talent who only recently chose to showcase his remarkable abilities. Writing musical arrangements has been a hobby of sorts to Troy for most of his life, but it has just been in the past few years that the words have started to fall into place. And how easily they fell. Reaching into his past experiences and reflecting on the reality of the world around him, Troy has created musical poetry that has already touched the depths of his listener’s souls. Perfect Dream is sure to captivate you and leave you yearning for more.

Lyrics

Perfect Dream

Written By: Troy Young

I slipped away fell into a restless sleep
Thoughts of you still fresh in my head
I'm blown away I love the color of your world
The brightness fades out all my grey

But somethings not right yeah something went wrong
I opened my eyes and baby you were gone

Chorus
Woke up to a nightmare broke a perfect dream
You're out there somewhere only heaven can see
This heart still yearns my soul still bleeds
Woke up to a nightmare and broke a perfect dream

These city lights keep me awake all night
As the sirens cry your name
I'm down and out but you can't hear me scream
Voices drowning in all my pain

Someone guide me through cause
I can't see the light
I can't find the truth ever since I

Chorus X2

Thousand Sins

Written By: Troy Young

Ain't it funny how one simple smile
Can hide a thousand sins
And ain't it funny when you open your eyes
And nothing's what it seems
Well I trusted you but you stretched the truth
You threw it all away, yeah you threw it all away

Ain't it funny how your world could change
In a blink of an eye
But it ain't funny how your dreams can be
Swept away by time
I feel so cold, so all alone, I needed you to stay
But you had to walk away

Chorus
Now how do I go on like this, with all your lies I can't forget
Oh tell me now, someone tell me how, do i trust again
You led me on then let me down
You left me here alone to drown
Ain't it funny how one simple smile can hide a thousand sins

Looking back at all the wonderful
Moments we've been through
I guess I should've know that it was all
Too good to be true
I can't believe I was so naive
I never would have guessed
That it would end like this

Chorus

Bridge
I know my life must go on
I'll find the strength to carry on
But it's just so hard, it's just so hard,
So hard to figure out

Chorus

Discography

Perfect Dream - September 2008

Set List

Two 45 minute sets that include the following:

Originals from the CD - Perfect Dream - featuring "Anything For You", "World Away", "When I'm Gone".

Cover songs from artists such as Matchbox Twenty, The Eagles, Jimmy Rankin, Great Big Sea, Blue Rodeo, The Rankin Family, Crowded House, and much more.