Sixty Long Seconds

Sixty Long Seconds

 Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
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Sixty Long Seconds is a modern rock band formed in Leominster, Massachusetts in 2008. Their new album "Life With No Regrets" features 10 songs, each telling a compelling story based on the CD title; while pushing all stylistic boundaries and delivering a unique and wide range of emotion and style.

Biography

Sixty Long Seconds came about when Marcos, David and Mike - who knew each other but belonged to different bands at the time - started hanging out and casually started to write music that touched people and took a different direction from their previous projects. The outcome of their chemistry, natural flow and progression resulted in their first album titled "Life With No Regrets" which aims to remind its listeners via a positive, compelling and inspiring approach one should live every moment of life as if it was their last minute.

Not afraid of exploring the limits of their genre, Sixty Long Seconds touches on every extreme and everything in between in their new album while maintaining distinguished taste, elegance and popular acceptance.

From rancorous distorted guitars to piano and voice performances; their lack of inhibition in seeking and producing what is real and relevant instead of conforming to the patterns most follow, earns them the right to their own spotlight.

Sixty Long Seconds' engaging and contagious performance style comes from playing at various venues and music festivals across New England, including opening for bands like Saving Abel, Tantric and Kenny Olson from Kid Rock.

Marcos Miranda comes from a metal/progressive rock background and is the singer, composer and songwriter.

David Ossanes has a solid foundation on alternative hard rock/experimental and polishes every song with the edge they deserve. As a professional photographer and art designer, he directed, produced and created the CD artwork and the band's website with the creative collaboration of his band mates.

Maichel "Mike" Silva is a seasoned drummer who has played in many hard rock bands in the past. Mike brings creative production and arrangement ideas to the table every time the band faces a stone wall.

Sixty Long Seconds can be best summarized as the result of the sum of genres ranging from Hard Rock to Pop.

*** 60LS answer 3 questions about what makes them unique ***

1 - So what's Sixty Long Seconds all about?

Part of what makes us who we are relies not only in the expression of our music but also in what we believe. 

In addition to the rhymes and melodies, we aim to bring a conscious message to people to live their lives as if it was their last minute, thus, Sixty Long Seconds. 

2. What's the reason you do what you do?

We all know the decision someone can make in one minute could be incredibly meaningful - even for a long time - not only to their own lives but especially for the lives of others. 

And unlike the old adage concerning living a life with no regrets that revolves around "sex, drugs and rock' n 'roll" goes, our approach tends to lean towards being more profound and humanitarian.  

We're certainly after all good things in life but also concerned about leaving a legacy and inspiring people through our music to do the same. To have a deeper and more fulfilling purpose in life. To experience actions that go beyond the self and can impact many, for a long time and in a positive way. 

3. What's the driving reason for recording this album?

It is safe to say that of all of the topics we sing about, we do believe ultimately in the power of good. Of how ordinary people like Mother Teresa, M.L.K. or Naraynan Khrishnan can realize such extraordinary accomplishments.      

"Life With Regrets" - among other aspirations - was composed to praise unknown heroes and remind others that what you do for yourself although good, ends in yourself. But what you do for others lives forever. 
 

Lyrics

Found My Way

Written By: Marcos Miranda/BMI

ALONE I HOLD TIGHT THOUGH YOU TRIED TO ENSLAVE MY MIND
YOU FOOLED ME FOR SOME TIME AND EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU MAKES ME FEEL SO SORRY

SO LONG TO EVERY LIE YOU KNOW I'M DISILLUSIONED
THIS TIME WE'RE DONE WHO KNEW IT'D COME TO THIS

I FOUND MY WAY I'M LETTING YOU GO
GUILT AND FEAR WHAT YOU ONLY KNOW
I FOUND MY WAY I'M HEADED HOME
CRAWL AWAY TO YOU DELUSION

What I Believe

Written By: Marcos Miranda/BMI

STORIES OF SORROW MADE NEWS AGAIN WHAT WILL YOU SAY
TO STARES OF INNOCENCE AND PAIN SO MANY FORSAKEN
I CAN'T TURN AWAY FROM WHAT THEY FACE
ALONE IN A MILLION BUT I WILL STAY
FACING MY FEARS AND MY FATE AIN'T NO TURNING AWAY

I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME I AM COUNTING MY LAST DAYS
DON'T CRY WHILE I'M GONE TO WRITE LOVE'S MEANING

DON'T WAIT FOR ME I WON'T MAKE IT BACK SO DRY YOUR TEARS
I'LL LIVE MY LIFE FOR WHAT I BELIEVE
WE KNOW LOVE REMAINS FOREVER AND I'LL ALWAYS KEEP OUR MEMORIES

EVERYBODY WILL FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY CAN
GREED HAS PREVAILED
WHY WOULD YOU TRY TO HIDE SUCH SHAME
LIVE FOR WHAT YOU WILL
BUT IN THIS STATE OF EMPATHY I'M REACHING WHO I CAN
WHILE FACING MY FEARS AND MY FATE I AIN'T RUNNING

Life With No Regrets

Written By: Marcos Miranda/BMI

MANY YEARS HAVE TAUGHT ME WHAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO HEAR NOTHING WORTH OF HAVING IN LIFE WILL EVER COME FOR FREE

SO CHECK YOUR HEART AND FIND YOUR ROAD DON'T GIVE UP ON ANYTHING
UNTIL THE END FIND THE MEANS

FORGET THE PAST ENJOY WHAT'S LEFT LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH NO REGRETS LOCK YOUR SHAME AND FEARS AWAY IT'S TIME TO RISE WITH NO REGRETS LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH NO REGRETS

BREAK DOWN THE WALLS LET NOTHING STAND IN YOUR WAY
THE SEASON IS SHORT NO TIME TO POINT YOUR FINGER TO BLAME

AND ANY DREAM YOU MAY WANT TO REACH
IT'S YOURS TO HOLD IF YOU LET LOVE SET YOU FREE

You & Me

Written By: Marcos Miranda/BMI

I'VE BEEN PICKING UP THE PIECES OF MY HEART
SO STARTLED BY THE NEWS YOU'RE NOW SO FAR FROM ME
BOTH YOU AND I KNEW IT'D BE BEST FOR US BUT IT'S BEEN HARD TO LIVE THIS WAY
I'VE NEVER BEEN THE SAME

I'M GRIEVING 'CAUSE YOU'RE GONE AWAY
I'M SMILING ALL ALONE ABOUT YOU AND ME
AND HAPPY AS WE WERE I SAID I'D NEVER LET YOU GO
BUT FATE TOOK YOU FROM ME

I KEEP DREAMING OF THE DAY YOU'RE BY MY SIDE
WHEN PAGES FILLED WITH TEARS ARE LEFT BEHIND IN TIME
BOTH YOU AND I KNOW THAT IS WHAT WE WANT BUT IT'S BEEN HARD TO BE THIS WAY
YOU KNOW I MISS YOUR FACE

I'M GRIEVING 'CAUSE YOU'RE GONE AWAY
I'M SMILING ALL ALONE ABOUT YOU AND ME
AND HAPPY AS WE WERE I SAID I'D NEVER LET YOU GO
BUT I KNOW WE'LL MEET AGAIN
THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN

SHINE! SHINE AGAIN

I'M GRIEVING 'CAUSE YOU'RE GONE AWAY
I'M SMILING ALL ALONE ABOUT YOU AND ME
AND HAPPY AS WE WERE I SAID I'D NEVER LET YOU GO
BUT WE KNOW WE'LL MEET AGAIN
THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN
THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN

What Would You Do

Written By: Marcos Miranda/BMI

ALL YOU SEE IS BOUND BY TIME AND QUICKLY FADING
THROUGH THE YEARS WILL YOU FIND WHAT YOU’VE BEEN SEEKING?

TRUE LOVE WILL CAST ALL FEARS AWAY
WHAT DID YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD? WOULD YOU CARE FOR ME? WOULD YOU GIVE ME HOPE IF ALL WAS LOST?
AND WOULD YOU SAVE THIS WORLD? IF I TOLD YOU COULD
WOULD YOU USE YOUR LIFE SO I CAN LIVE?

SOME WILL LEAVE BUT THEIR LIVES WILL KEEP ON GIVING
IN OUR HEARTS WE WILL REMEMBER THE MOMENTS THAT YOU'VE LIVED FOR

TRUE LOVE REMAINS FOREVER AND EVER LONG AFTER YOU’RE GONE IT WILL KEEP ON GIVING

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD? YOU CAN CARE FOR ME AND YOU CAN GIVE ME HOPE IF ALL IS LOST
YOU CAN SAVE THIS WORLD IF IT’S YOUR HEART’S WILL AND YOU CAN USE YOUR LIFE SO I CAN LIVE
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS?

Days Go By

Written By: Marcos Miranda/BMI

DON'T LET YOUR DAYS GO BY YOUR LIFE IS TOO BEAUTIFUL
DON'T HIDE YOUR EYES FROM MINE YOU KNOW I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU
DON'T LET YOUR DAYS GO BY

YOU HAVE NOW SEEN THE SUN RISE JUST ABOUT TEN THOUSAND TIMES
BUT YOU CAN'T GIVE IN UNTIL YOU FIND YOURSELF

IMAGINE LIFE CAN BE A DREAM CAN YOU BELIEVE?

AND DON'T LET YOUR DAYS GO BY YOUR LIFE IS TOO BEAUTIFUL
DON'T HIDE YOUR EYES FROM MINE YOU KNOW I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU

THESE ARE DREAMS YOU'LL NEVER REACH MADE FOR WANNABES
IT'S TIME TO BREAK THE MAGIC SPELL STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF

IMAGINE LIFE CAN BE A DREAM BELIEVE!

AND I WILL STAND BY YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO
AND EVEN WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND HOME YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE

Discography

Life With No Regrets (released March of 2011)
1. Advent - Pt.1
2. Found My Way
3. What I Believe
4. You & Me
5. Life With No Regrets
6. What Would You Do (movie Chronicles of Life soundtrack)
7. This Is The Moment
8. Days Go By
9. You Freed My Mind
10. Moving On
11. Let Go

Set List

(Up to 40 minutes)

1. Advent - Pt.1
2. Found My Way
3. What I Believe
4. You & Me
5. Life With No Regrets
6. This Is The Moment

(Up to 60 minutes)

1. Advent - Pt.1
2. Found My Way
3. What I Believe
4. Just Dance (cover)
5. You & Me
6. What Would You Do
7. Life With No Regrets
8. Days Go By
9. This Is The Moment

(Over 1 hour)

1. Advent - Pt.1
2. Found My Way
3. What I Believe
4. Just Dance (cover)
5. You & Me
6. What Would You Do
7. Life With No Regrets
8. Days Go By
9. Moving On
10. You Freed My Mind
11. Let Go
12. This Is The Moment