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Common Sense Joshua Basset Guitar Tutorial

In this guitar lessons, we look at how to play Common Session on the acoustic guitar by Joshua Basset

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Common Sense Guitar Chords

In this Common Sense Joshua Basset guitar tutorial, we look at how to play this song on the acoustic guitar. Follow the guitar video tutorial to learn how to play the guitar chords and structure of the song.

This is an original song that I was sent via Instagram so have looked at the chords used and put together a quick lesson. 

You will need a capo on the 5th fret of the neck and will need to know a few chords. These are: 

D major 

A major 

G major 

B minor 

As always, try and play along with the track and learn the transitions and dynamics as you hear them in the track. 

For help with the chords, please see the guitar chord sheets below. 

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Common Sense Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Common sense tells me
“Kiss the girl goodbye.”
Common sense tells me
“Leave it all behind.”
Common sense says
“The girl’s not worth my time.”
But common sense ain’t common when you come to mind

[Verse 2]
Common sense told me
“She was not worthwhile.”
Common sense said
“Don’t go the extra mile.”
Common sense said
“Go back and reconcile.”
But common sense forgot about her smile

I think I love you
I want to love you
Please let me love you
I wish to show you how to love

Second chances are thought of to be weak
Second chances in volumes, do they speak?
Second chances aren’t given usually
But a second chance is all I really need

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An Interview with Joshua Basset

What the artists said about the song?

In an interview with Broadway World on April 3 2020, Joshua Bassett explained his inspiration behind Common Sense:
“‘Common Sense’ was one of those lightning-strike songs: the idea came to me seemingly prepackaged, while I was driving to an acting audition. I could barely keep up with it, spilling out the lyrics into my voice memo’s app. When I eventually parked the car that I was practically living out of at the mall across the street, I quickly whipped out my guitar and finished the song in 15 minutes.

It felt truly magical. The song is pretty simple; you know someone’s bad news, yet you can’t help but love them anyway. I think everyone, of any age, can relate to that on some level. Love is love, no matter what ‘common sense’ tells you.”