WALDWICK, N.J. -- A Waldwick singer-songwriter who performed on a Hoboken train platform for two and a half years considers himself fortunate that he wasn't there the morning of a deadly crash late last month.
It shook him into writing a song about it.
"Lucky for me, I can say every person I know that uses Hoboken Terminal on a regular basis was safe from harm," 21-year-old Tim Gysin said. "But it's also very scary to think that I could've been affected by this if this were to happen while I was performing."
The result is "Diesel."
"I have met so many new people playing in the train station and I ran into a lot of people I already knew there," said Gysin, a recent William Paterson University music graduate.
"There were people on the groundAnd people in the airMoms and dads of familiesHanging on a prayerThere were men in blue and civilians tooThat helped out all aroundOn the day that Diesel came to town...."
"I never want to consider myself to be in danger when I am doing what I love to do," he said.
Gloria Newman-Morshuk contributed to this story.