Chamber Of Commerce

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released September 13, 2014

All songs written and performed by Scot Lade except: "It Doesn't Mean Anything" written by Lade and Mark Marinelli, "Hating" written and performed by Lade/Marinelli, "Intervention" which features T-Bone on bass, drums and backing vocals and "Your Silent Face" which is, of course, a New Order song performed by Lade and Marinelli.

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wedgepiece Bellefontaine, Ohio

Originally a duo based out of Fort Myers, Florida, wedgepiece grew into a quartet and is now Scot Lade writing and recording solo from his home in Bellefontaine, Ohio. The prospects for a full-fledged reunion are slim to nil.

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Track Name: The Stars Have Aligned
The stars have aligned
And conspired to change
Our once-fantastic lives
Into ruins
Buried with the dead

Like a ship lost at sea
Ashore they ring the bell
In memory
Through the night
Now it's all that I have left

So don't you let them go

In a world filled with lies
I'm impotent
To put anything right
Even now
I remember what you said

And the one simple theme
That replays itself
Throughout my memories
Through the night
Spoiling in my head

Don't you let them go
(I don't think that I'm strong enough now)
Don't you let them go
(I don't think I can live without them)
Track Name: Of Grace
I am on you side
To the left of dignified
In the chalk dust corridors of fear
Defining inclinations, too clear

I am not afraid
I endure what I have made
Of my life

Burn your candles bright
Move on through the light
Despite repeated warnings of grace
Acknowledged splendor too late
Track Name: Precious Things
Maybe it was the way she grew up
The sound of screams, the smell of blood
She tells her friends that everything's alright
It's the kind of thing you keep inside
I drove by the old house today
And think of her a different way
I wonder if she's had enough tonight

The husband she's always dreamed of
A wealthy man's not hard to love
She takes the blame for every single fight
And clings to a façade with all her might
But it's worth it for the diamond rings
Mercedes Benz and precious things
I wonder if she's had enough tonight

Guess it's the way the heart is won
I tried my best but now I'm done
I could have given her a better life
But she had only money in her sight
Don't tell me she's the victim now
It seems to me quite fair somehow
I wonder if she's had enough tonight

Yeah I wonder if she's had enough tonight
Track Name: It Doesn't Mean Anything
You should know a thing or two
About the man consuming you
Is he the man you think he is
Or lying 'bout the wife and kids

All because your dreams were haunted
You did everything he wanted
Now he's gone and you're a mess
The truth won't hurt you any less

A lot of bad girls said "yes" before
A lot of good girls said "yes" before
It doesn't mean anything

In this place you find yourself
Can't put feelings on a shelf
To be discarded or removed
By all the stupid things you do

He's not worth it, not one tear
So stop complaining, have a beer
We'll toast to all that's yet to come
See your world is not undone

A lot of bad girls said "yes" before
A lot of good girls said "yes" before
It doesn't mean anything
It doesn't mean anything
Track Name: What I Am Thinking
Did you find what
You were looking for
Did it cleanse you
Leave you wanting more

You can guess what I am thinking

Can you feel it
Raining down on you
Can you hear it
Tells you what to do

You can guess what I am thinking
You can guess what I am thinking
Everyday, another chance to get it right

Did you buy it
What they're selling you
Was it worth it
It's a compelling view

You can guess what I am thinking

For the first time
You are on your own
And yeah you've got problems
But you are not alone

You can guess what I am thinking
You can guess what I am thinking
Every day, another chance to get it right
Track Name: Happy
Is one of us happy
Is the other one happy too
Are both of us happy
To be alive

Is one of us happy
Is the other one happy too
Are both of us happy
To be alive
And side by side

You could have it all, my friend
You could have it all
You could have it all, my friend
Track Name: Fed Up
My spirit will fade in the end
As my body returns to the ground
I'm getting that feeling again
That my woman is making the rounds

Waiting outside in the rain
I left my keys down at the bar
Missed out on fortune and fame
My dealer took off with the car

I've cheated, I've lied
I've done plenty of time
You think that I'd learn from the past
I've stolen, I've robbed
Now I can't find a job
That kind of shop closes to fast

Remember the name
Remember to respect the game

When I get back on the streets
I'll try to keep myself legit
It's hard to get back on your feet
When everyone's giving you shit

I wanna be able and proud
Retaining just some dignity
I won't ever say it out loud
But I'm really fed up being me

I've cheated, I've lied
I've done plenty of time
You think that I'd learn from my past
I've stolen, I've robbed
Now I can't get a job
That kind of shop closes to fast

Remember the name
Remember to respect the game
Track Name: Soft Rewards
I studied every page
Perfected every line
I marched in your parade
Committed several crimes

Through it all I stayed
And entered every fight
Fixed on the display
Only then took flight

Seems like I've been here
Once or twice before
Was it dark like this
Or were there soft rewards

I felt the worth of it
Slip between my hands
I try hard to omit
And somehow breathe again

All that came to pass
All that disappeared
Wasn't made to last
Could not withstand the tears

Seems like I've been here
Once or twice before
Was it dark like this
Or were there soft rewards
Track Name: Intervention
Take it easy, baby, don't be sad
Don't you know I'll be your loving man
For the rest of your life
If you put down the knife
Get a grip on yourself
We're only here to help you

Take it easy, baby, don't feel blue
Don't you know that I will still love you
In spite of all that you've done
Are there bullets in the gun
Please step back from the grave
We only want to save you

I don't wanna see you hurt
But they've got a lot of dirt on you
And I don't wanna see you die
So I'll have to ask you why
Are you acting this insane

Take it easy, baby, don't be cruel
Don't you know I'm always here for you
If you want me to stay
I will never go away
Please step back from the grave
We only want to save you
Track Name: Something About You
I know about the slippery hands
That teach you how to take
Then move beyond it
I know about the shadow plans
That follow out of reach
Still so obvious

I know about the slippery smiles
That teach you how to laugh
And never mean it
I know about the curt denials
That you embrace like summer
Do you feel better

There's something about you
Affects my well-being
Something about you
Infects my blood stream

I've never been the fatal type
Though I may play the part
I'm not that grateful
Blow southern winds, destroy my life
I still know how to act
Without being stepped on

I know about the slippery hands
That teach you how to take
Then move beyond it
So they have drained me out again
What seemed a silver lining
Is just good timing

There's something about you
Affects my well-being
Something about you
Infects my blood stream
Track Name: Chamber Of Commerce
Carry me out inside a box
Just another one on the loading dock
Can't conceal the sun that's shining
Couldn't hide it either in your eyes
Everything is getting clearer
Maybe now you'll see through my disguise

Carry me out inside a box
Just another one on the loading dock
Can't conceal the sun that's shining
Couldn't hide it either in your eyes
Everything is getting clearer
Maybe now I'll see through your disguise
Track Name: Hating (Mariachi Mix)
Somewhere under a blue-black sky
A bonfire casts light on an ancient lie
The people gather round anyway
No one speaking
They let the chi fly away
Blindly seeking

Someone you know as an honest man
Corrupted, he turned it into a scam
Reason is lost in the fight
No one hearing
And with love out of his sight
Disappearing

Someday in spite of ourselves we'll go
Step back, there's room enough in the glow
And then without any proof
No one seeing
Cannot rely on the truth
Painful, fleeting
Track Name: One More Hour
Maybe someday I'll believe
In all the things that can't be seen
Or in the people close to me
Or in the counsel they're offering

Maybe this time I will know
What is real and what is show
Or when a friend becomes a foe
Or when it's really time to go

And I just want one more hour with you
And I just want one more hour with you
My friend

Maybe I will always dream
Of the things that could have been
Or in the way they almost seemed
Or in the way you were everything

Maybe this time I'll have learned
What it feels like to be burned
Or a quick way to discern
Or in the meaning of suffering

And I just want one more hour with you
And I just want one more hour with you
My friend
Track Name: Sarcophagus
You refuse to go away
I resurrect you every day
If you want to make it right
I would marry you tonight

And for the record
I knew what I did was wrong
And I knew it all along
There's just one more thing
That I need to say
Right here

There's an easier way out
And it's all I think about
There's no way I'll change your mind
I'm so sorry I was blind

I will call out your name
When my heart stops beating
I will see you again
When my lungs stop breathing
I will hold you in my arms
When it all turns to black
An I won't miss you any more