Short Stories

by Cross Town Train

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This album was written all throughout 2012.

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released April 9, 2013

Cross Town Train is:
Eoin Wenger - Vocals/Guitar
Jake Newcomb - Guitar/Vocals
Jack "Conch" Massaro - Bass
Nick Vallone - Drums

Produced, Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Mike Oettinger & Jesse Cannon @ Cannon Found Soundation.

Artwork done by Mike Wityk
Photographs by Emily Tantuccio, Mike Wityk, and our families.

Thanks:
The Wenger, Newcomb, Massaro, and Vallone families for constant support. Mike and Jesse for making this album come out just how we envisioned. Alex Piraquive, John Bazley, Freddie Koechlin, Christine Lam, Matt Arnone, Tom Iannaccone, Rob and Mike Chiarappa, Aaron Facher, Connor Accorsi, Justin Canale, Mike Wityk, Emily Tantuccio, Fiore Corcione, Mike Rizzolo, Tom Smeaton, and the rest of our friends. Oceanport Pizza, The Inkwell, Chipotle, and Surf Taco for the amazing food.

Our partners in crime:
On Your Marks, The Stolen, Batten Down the Hatches, Reckless Antics (RIP), The Black Sox Scandal, Mercer Avenue (RIP), Forever Losing Sleep, Brookfield, Save Face, North Runner, Random Holiday, Survay Says, Live Culture, Have a Good Season, Car Mosh, Skullfuck

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Track Name: My Pinkerton
My dad bet my brother that I'd fail out of school
The worst part is knowing that it's probably true
I can't find myself or what I wanna do
I swear to God that I'm trying to

What if I can't find a way
(I don't think that I'll ever find a way)
To manage my time?
(I just hope I can make it through the day)
Will I fail every class
Or bomb my exams?
Does that define who I am?

I spend my time alone in my dorm
Thinking about lecture and all the shit I didn't learn
Drinking cheap vodka 'til my face goes numb
I can't believe that I've been up this long.

What if I can't find a way
(I don't think that I'll ever find a way)
To manage my time?
(I just hope I can make it through the day)
Will I fail every class
Or bomb my exams?
Does that define who I am?

And I'll cover it up with drugs
and breaking girls hearts
cause who gives a fuck
if I trick them to bed, with something I said?

They deserve to be as unhappy as me.

I'm fucking up on everything, I'm starting to get sick
I smoke too many cigarettes, I'm failing all my shit
I wish I could find something to achieve
Anything, but everything is harder than it seems
College life ruined all of my dreams
Ripped them from my head and tore them from the seams
Every step I take is fucking up my life
So I'll go and drink myself to sleep tonight.
Track Name: Red Floral Dress
I won't text you today
At least until I start to drink
Cause my drunken words have more meaning than you think

I like when you get high
and when I get drunk
Cause we just shut out everyone
and making future plans
to places we can't afford to go to

And I can't stand that fucking kid you like
I hate seeing him by your side
I'm jealous of someone I shouldn't be
But you like him more than me

Remember when we took the train up to the city?
And spent forty bucks to see Spiderman in 3D?
We got lost on 33rd
And I couldn't find the words to speak
Cause this meant everything to me

I'm not even sure if I like you
I might just be confused
Cause being friends for years
Makes it so hard to choose

And I can't stand that fucking kid you like
I hate seeing him by your side
I'm jealous of someone I shouldn't be
But you like him more than me

Remember when we took the train up to the city?
And spent forty bucks to see Spiderman in 3D?
We got lost on 33rd
And I couldn't find the words to speak
Cause this meant everything to me

Remember when we took the train up to New York City?
And I got lost in Penn Station?
You had to come and find me
I'd been anticipating this for weeks
Cause I don't know how I feel about you

And then I saw you

Then I saw you walking towards me in your Red Floral Dress
and I knew that I'm falling for you.

I won't text you today
At least until I start to drink
Cause my drunken words have more meaning than you think
And I'm pretty sure I love you
But I'm never going to tell you
Cause my feelings have changed
And yours have stayed the same
Track Name: Study Hall
I think I'm really starting to like you
I didn't think that it would happen so soon
Your quirky sense of humor is just so adorable
Your laugh brightens up the room
Five classes with you is just not enough

It just makes me so sad knowing
you're leaving for college in five months
I just wanted to get to know you better
But I'm just scared
of things not working out, or worse
Things becoming perfect

Everyone tells me to give up
And maybe I should
Cause you're moving away
to a different state

And I just know that I will be okay
And I want you to know I'll be here for winter break.

Everyone tells me to give up
And maybe I should
Cause you're moving away
to a different state
Track Name: This Distance Thing is Getting to Me
I hope this is the song that you always sing along to
that kinda song that gets stuck up inside in your head
And I'm trying not to break down while thinking of things to say
My anxiety is getting to me
And I've been waiting a long time in this hellhole I call home
With the A/C on too high, I'm freezing my balls off
And I talked to you for just a few minutes
Thought that it would be nice
But when the conversation ended
I've never felt so alone

And I know I whine when I sing
And I know I do shit a little bit differently
Cause I've been taking longer showers
Taking the long way home
Reading when I usually don't read
and I love to walk alone

I've been missing out on things
Cause I've been missing you
You moved on so why can't I?
I'm just not good at this shit.
Track Name: It's Accepted
Do you ever get that feeling of claustraphobia up in your head?
When there's too much to be said
I thought I knew the perfect words to say to you
But I guess that I was wrong

So when you're gone, don't let me think
that it was my fault

We're alright now, but who can tell
where will be a year from now?
A simple lie, an accident, a fuck up.
I think that I could ruin it all.

So when you're gone, don't let me think
that it was my fault

It was never my fault

So when you're gone, don't let me think
that I did something wrong.
Track Name: Cold Coffee
She goes to bed sad enough
He stays up late just down on his luck
She watches Sleepless in Seattle more than once
He watches the game even though he hates sports

She walks to class, head down low
He sits in class propped up by his elbow
She stands in the rain, locked her keys in the car
He stays after late cause he's failing so far.

If I told you everything was okay would you still believe me?
If I told you everything was okay would you be on your way
Back home so I could be alone for a couple of hours?
I think that's all we need, just a couple of hours.

She works late for less than minimum wage
He smokes a pack almost every other day
She falls asleep as soon as she gets home
He sits in a park on a bench, all alone

She freaks out about her weight
He freaks out cause his girl's on a date
And they're all alone.

If I told you everything was okay would you still believe me?
If I told you everything was okay would you be on your way
Back home so I could be alone for a couple of hours?
I think that's all we need, just a couple of hours.

But in the end, she's okay, and he's alright.
They'll never feel great, but that's just life.
But in the end, she's okay, and he's alright.

If I told you everything was okay would you still believe me?
If I told you everything was okay would you be on your way
Back home so I could be alone for a couple of hours?
I think that's all we need, just a couple of hours.

If I told you everything was okay would you still believe me?
If I told you everything was okay would you be on your way
Back home so I could be alone for a couple of hours?
I think that's all we need, just a couple of hours.
Track Name: Hell is a Six Letter Word
I've been thinKing that my past days
Have been spent on whining
About things that I am oveR but
I can't help thInking that, I can't help it

Where did you go when I needed you most?
What happened to the way thingS were?
You called and you Told me
You said, I wAsn't there.
You called and you told me
You said, "It wasn't fair."

I knew that it would happen one day. Bitch.

Where did you go when I needed you most?
What happened to the way things were?
You called and you told me
You said, I wasn't there.
You called and you told me
You said, "It wasn't fair."
Track Name: Lightheaded
There comes a time when you realize that everything is fine
It's taken me hours in my bed to realize that
I find myself dreading mornings
Cause sleep's the only peace I get
I'm not saying I don't wanna wake up
But I wouldn't mind a few hours of rest

So won't you tell me everything that was wrong?
So won't you tell me everything was wrong all along?
I was losing sleep over you.
I was losing sleep, now I'm over you.

And I get out of bed feeling a bit lightheaded
But the good kind, like a weight off my shoulders
And I've finally decided that I feel better
A little bit older.

So won't you tell me everything that was wrong?
So won't you tell me everything was wrong all along?
I was losing sleep over you.
I was losing sleep, now I'm over you.

So won't you tell me everything that was wrong?
So won't you tell me everything was wrong all along?
I was losing sleep over you.
I was losing sleep, now I'm over you.
Track Name: Seventeen
I'm writing shit at seventeen that I think is so poetic
But you probably think that it's so naive
We're all abusing alcohol and sleep
Well I've been thinking, thinking a lot lately
That all of this change is getting to me

I spent the summer feeling so, so let down
While everyone else's feet barely touched the ground
And I've been feeling sorry for myself
And my best friends, they've probably had enough by now

I've also had enough, I've got to get over myself
I'm sorry for being so annoying
I'm also so sorry for all the apologizing
I'm just seventeen, upset over nothing.
Track Name: Ship Wrecks
The summer started off worse than we thought
We got Jordan getting sued, and relationships burning to the ground
But keep your head up kid
We're sinking faster than a sunken ship

So keep faith in what you're doing
It won't be long until you're 22
And start losing hope in everything
So don't let me down
I won't let you down.
Don't let me down.

You're a piece of work I hope you know that
But I don't want to lose you
And I keep worrying about everything
Remember what Michelle was saying?

So keep faith in what you're doing
It won't be long until you're 22
And start losing hope in everything
So don't let me down
I won't let you down.
Don't let me down.

Keep faith in what you're doing
It won't be long until you're 22
And start losing hope in everything
So don't let me down
I won't let you down.
Don't let me down.
Track Name: New York; Take Two
Last time I was in New York, I fell in love
With everything you said
Now I'm on the train again, spending forty bucks again
With my four best friends

I felt the weight of the world slip
With everything we said, and everything we did.
I felt the weight of the world slip
With everything we said, and everything we did.

Chainsmoking cigarettes and walking to the subway station
Almost got on the wrong train home
I wasn't paying attention
No matter where we go, no matter what we do
Everything revolves around you.

I felt the weight of the world slip
With everything we said, and everything we did.
I felt the weight of the world slip
With everything we said, and everything we did.

We spent the train ride home laughing about
how the last eight months had been rough on us.
We spent the train ride home laughing about
how the last eight months had been rough on us.

And tomorrow we'll stay asleep and lay in bed all day.

We spent the train ride home laughing.