A Moment's Worth

A Moment's Worth

 Bronx, New York, USA
BandRockPop

A moment's worth is learning to recognize the often elusive but tremendous importance of each unique instant.

Such as this one.

Right here. Right now.

This is a moment’s worth.

Biography

A Moment’s Worth consists of six long-time friends from the Bronx, NY who share an insatiable drive to write, create, and perform their own music. Since 2004, A Moment’s Worth has inspired their tightly-knit fans with their tremendous energy, passion, and thoughtful lyrics. Past album releases include Ironic Last Words (2004), A Moment’s Worth (2007), and Sleepless EP (2008). With each successive album release, AMW’s growth and evolution as artists are evident. The band owes their maturity and depth in musicianship to their own hard work, as AMW carefully crafts, records, and produces each song, aided by the production talents of their very own guitarist, Nicola Terzulli.

START WHERE YOU ARE, A Moment’s Worth’s most recent release, testifies to the band’s artistic maturation. The album is infused with a heartfelt motif: be true to your inner voice and, most importantly, don’t let past hardships stop you from dreaming–use them to propel you forward. Start Where You Are’s track “Push” embodies this message. Its tempo, which mimics a quick-paced heartbeat, is incredibly apropos, as the lead singer, Alex Bondarev, draws on deeply personal, poignant memories from his childhood. Despite the wounds of his past, he does not take the present for granted, for he realizes that his “roads led to this moment,” face to face with the things he loves most: the people in his life, his music, and his fans. The sincerity of AMW’s “Push” and the album’s overall theme is contagious, inspiring and encouraging fans to follow their own intuition and go where their hearts lead them.

The unique sound of Start Where You Are is the product not only of this unprecedented, wide-open window into the lives of AMW’s band members, but also of the incredible amount of teamwork that went into the album. Over the course of many sleepless nights, the band weaved into their songs the guest vocals, mandolins, and other musical additions that their friends and fans provided. The end result exceeded all of AMW’s hopes and expectations; their unrestrained lyrics and inventive beats work together to create a musical autobiography that is representative of their journey as a band thus far.

To each member, being in a Moment’s Worth is much more than just being in a band. For them, the most rewarding experience is playing to a crowd that knows and sings the lyrics AMW has poured their time, lives, and hearts into. Hearing their fans’ voices echo off the walls heartens and reassures the band that their messages, living in the present and appreciating life to the fullest, resonate with listeners. A Moment’s Worth reminds us of the limitless importance of accepting and knowing ourselves through and through.

A Moment’s worth is Alex Bondarev, Anthony Albanese, Frank Quarto, Johnny Endico, Nicola Terzulli and Vin Gajeski.


Lyrics

The Eternal Optimist

Written By: Alex Bondarev and A Moment's Worth

We’ve come too far this time to throw away our time, to have us fall to pieces.
Our lives are on the line, no longer have the time, to let ourselves just waste this.

I, I think I’ll run away again, I think I’ll burn my time again, I think of all the wasted moments that have passed me by.
I’m off to live my life this way, I’ll say I’m better off someday for not deceiving myself, expecting more from life.

Gotta figure it out, gotta get back gotta get back to the way it was when we knew the sky’s the limit, and we’d write our names in it some day.
Gotta figure it out, gotta get back, gotta get back to the person I was: ambitious and a dreamer—driven by hopes and bigger plans.

No I’m not going out like this if I don’t give life my all, I’ll never know…

Still got my optimism after all and I may be a fool but I will die before I give in to the pain you cause yourselves when you tell yourselves life’s not worth living.
For as long as I’m alive I’ll be dying to find meaning in this life.

Now I wake up ready for a brand new day. Though my reflection looks like shit I’m still okay—alive and breathing.
And I won’t waste my time trying to impress anybody else. I live my life for those who live their lives for me.

“I won’t say a thing without thinking. I won’t live a life without meaning. Won’t try less than my best,” a tattoo for the backs of my eyelids says.

No I’m not going out like this if I don’t give life my all, I’ll never know…

I run my hands through these grains of sand on this Delaware beach where I walk with my friends and the sunrise takes my breath again.
As the sun reflects on the ocean’s calm waters, the world as I see it's in perfect disorder, like a melody that just didn’t make sense 'til the end.

There are subtle moments when I see the truth and can stop to appreciate it.
Now I don’t fear the end because we’ll always live in what we’ve created.

Still got my optimism afterall...

The Surgeon

Written By: A Moment's Worth

I’ll cut deeper into you with each careful incision. I’ll cut away the tissue and excess pieces of you. I’ve taken up medicine and I’ve forgotten what a full night of sleep means just to bring back what I can’t, just to find out that I’m cutting at the surface.

And still I hold my head up high and tell myself I’ll fix you. I close my eyes and turn my head away from what’s left of you. I will not let go until I’m sure that you are…
(As we breathe our lives away, we hold on to what we feel we can’t replace.)

There’s no excuse because this life is in my hands. Though shaking helplessly, they must cut with precision. I hear “it’s useless” whispered many times inside my head. There’s no excuses—I’m responsible, not them.

As we breathe our lives away, we hold on to what we feel we can’t replace. As we breathe our lives away, as we breathe away.

Just breathe in one more time. I swear that I could save your life.

And still I hold my head up high and tell myself I’ll fix you. I close my eyes and turn my head away from what’s left of you. I will not let go until I’m sure that you are dead.

As I breathe my life away, I hold on to you.

Catalina

Written By: A Moment's Worth

With our eyes focused on a blue and cloudless summer sky, we stole the coast and saved it in iambic lines.
So we waited yesterday but our lives begin this moment as cool ocean wind plays on sun-burnt skin. We’ve set out on sudden whims to give reason for our journey. We’re grateful for what’s been and it’s meant everything to me.

I feel so alive with you, my life. You are the air I breathe and I can’t get enough.

And don’t you worry, the world will know our story. And it was written for you. And I will turn the darkest sky to fireworks of dreams come true.

So let’s drive on the roads made by imaginary lines. We’ll leave the windows down tonight and we’ll play all our favorite songs or maybe just enjoy the silence. We’ll hear the summer wind whisper in our ears.

You know now the reason you were brought down. Don’t let it leave you. Don’t let it leave you helpless and if you slow down, just take in this moment, I promise it will leave you. It will leave you breathless.
Oh it will leave you. It will leave you breathless.

So we waited yesterday but our lives begin this moment as cool ocean wind plays on sun-burnt skin.

Unsound

Written By: A Moment's Worth

(Just for the song)
I must be crazy (crazy), 'cause that's just how I feel when I'm on stage here, living out my dream. And since I've thrown away my education and haven't made a dime, (I've) been pleading with the universe for a reason to my rhyme, but she's just burning me down.

Oh, but I love the songs where I could sing the verse and then you could sing the choruses. And the air feels full of promise, full of hope--I breathe it in. I breathe in.

I must be so gone since I've stopped myself from thinking that I'm someone they all wanted me to be. Sometimes I wonder if my efforts are all ego or they're from something real inside of me. And I've chosen this existence where we're always racing time and we're running on pure passion, leaving everything and everyone behind.

I must be crazy. (Crazy, but I feel so alive.)

I must be crazy when me and my friends are in our element
and we are one--connected by the sound, and the beating of our hearts (is) to the rhythm of the song we sing. On and on just for the song we sing.

(All these songs allow me to feel just a little bit. All these words come out and I pray that they understand.)

One day we'll look back and these days will sing forever. They'll be the anthems to our setting sun.
One day we'll look back and these days will sing forever, my friend, and we'll sing along.

But she's just burning me down.

Sleepless

Written By: A Moment's Worth

(I see them in this sound)
We're the long drives and talks of hopes and fears. And the warm quiet we've sat with all these years. And we've also felt
like nothing at all--it doesn't stop us though, we know all we need to know...
Flash back to a recent dream where you were face to face with how you feel and you were holding your life in your hands.

You laughed and felt so strong and so permament. Thought you could not go on but somehow you did. And I wish that everyone could've seen your eyes, I bet they've never shined so bright. But more than anything else I wish you could see them in this

sound we've been making all these years and the best part is still the feeling that i get from knowing that I do this with you through all the times I was sure we were through.

We laughed and felt so strong and so permament. Thought we could not go on, but somehow we did and I wish that everyone could've seen our eyes, I bet they've never shined so bright. But more than anything else, I wish that you could see them in this sound.

And I had a dream that (had) awoken my purpose: jets dropped bombs, missles sent to destroy us. And I was at home with my whole family and we watched as the streets filled with smoke. And the TV had spoken of death and confusion, and what we should do for the bombs they were
using. As I watched a dark wave coming fast towards our window, all I could speak of was love.

I wish that you could see them in this sound.

Sleepless

Written By: A Moment's Worth

(I see them in this sound)
We’re the long drives and talks of hopes and fears. And the warm quiet we’ve sat with all these years.

And we’ve also felt like nothing at all–it doesn’t stop us though, we know all we need to know… Flash back to a recent dream where you were face to face with how you feel and you were holding your life in your hands.

You laughed and felt so strong and so permament. Thought you could not go on but somehow you did. And I wish that everyone could’ve seen your eyes, I bet they’ve never shined so bright. But more than anything else I wish you could see them in this sound…

We’ve been making all these years and the best part is still the feeling that I get from knowing that I do this with you through all the times I was sure we were through.

We laughed and felt so strong and so permament. Thought we could not go on, but somehow we did and I wish that everyone could’ve seen our eyes, I bet they’ve never shined so bright. But more than anything else, I wish that you could see them in this sound.

And I had a dream that (had) awoken my purpose: jets dropped bombs, missles sent to destroy us. And I was at home with my whole family and we watched as the streets filled with smoke. And the TV had spoken of death and confusion, and what we should do for the bombs they were using. As I watched a dark wave coming fast towards our window, all I could speak of was love. I wish that you could see them in this sound.

Dedicate

Written By: A Moment's Worth

When I look back on life will I see years of hesitation? Or was it all just right? Will I still be asking questions? Will I be self-consumed? Or consumed in being selfless? Will I have left too soon? Have I abandoned feeling helpless?

Will I remember when they told me I had a reason for this life, I said I should. And they said, “go, son, and make the most of yourself.” I said I would.

You are here right now but you want to be somewhere else. You were there before but you wanted to be where you’re now.) Oh your sought-after happiness, did you ever finally find it? Or was there always somewhere better or best where any day now?any day now you would.

I want to dedicate my heart so fully to someone that I love so truly. I want to dedicate my life so fully to something I believe in.

Discography

START WHERE YOU ARE (LP - 2010)

http://amomentsworth.bandcamp.com
http://www.cdbaby.com/amomentsworth4

Sleepless (EP - June 2008)
1. Unsound
2. Zero.Four.One.
3. Too Far, Too Long
4. Sleepless
5. My Lost Self
6. Exit With a Desperate Cry
7. Cross My Heart

A Moment's Worth (LP - August 2007)
1. I Doubt, Therefore I Think
2. Regarding a Great Unrest
3. Fight or Flight
4. The Eternal Optimist
5. Memories, Meet Dynamite
6. Catalina
7. Drown
8. The Surgeon
9. A Sense of Purpose
10. Still
11. I Think, Therefore I Am

Our Scene is Cooler Than Yours (2006 - Bronx Underground Compilation)
1. The Surgeon (first track)

Ironic Last Words (LP - July 2004)
1. The Jump Off Summer
2. Out of Words
3. Giving Up on Giving Up
4. Ironic Last Words
5. Bottle cap
6. To a Friend
7. Startled
8. Cross My Heart
9. Gift for Hope
10. All I Say
11. Staying Home From School
12. Hand in Hand (Hidden Track)

Set List

Varies from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. We can customize the length of our set to the venue and audience preference.