by Shortcuts



Shortcuts were a four piece melodic hardcore / pop punk band from Essex. This is their 3rd EP and is jam packed with heartfelt pop punk in the vein of Lifetime, Static Radio NJ & Shook Ones.

This EP marked the start of Close To Home Records back in March 2012 and was available on CD as well as free download.

Before splitting up in early 2014, Shortcuts went on from this EP to release a split 7" with California's Indian Taker on Guys With Beards Records, Enjoyment Records and Quote Your Pulse Records.


released March 7, 2012

Recorded by Jason Frye at Son of Sun in August 2011.

Artwork by Simon Erl.

Released as a free download / limited CD by Close To Home Records as CTH001.



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Track Name: Casablanca
You said it would last a lifetime,
And I fell for your cliche lines.
Its getting way too much,
Cant believe anything I hear.

Everything you said I took to heart,
I even fell for your stupid tears.

It's cold and this feeling wont subside,
I cant believe that you blatantly lied.
Are talking to me?
Because I'm not listening
I wont find anyone else quite like you
But I'm glad, I'm done, it's over.
Track Name: Sea Sick
I've started thinking way too much,
Walking home on my own don't help,
Even though I knew the way
It takes forever by myself.

Nothing to guide me home,
Sick of feeling all alone.

Cloudy skies never seemed so beautiful
Without you I'm caught in a down pour.
Track Name: Orchard
If I saw you now,
What would you say?
I've been waiting for the chance to get you to hear me out.
I don't think I've changed,
I'm still the same,
Months have past but it only feels like days.

Second thought,
I might be crazy,
With this mood I'm in,
I wont last till the morning.
I should forget,
Instead of feeling regret,
I was right to walk home,
I'm meant to be alone.

"Forget everything I said,
I want you back by my side",
Don't listen to me,
and get out of my life.