Commonplace

Commonplace

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Commonplace originals tell stories that most any person can relate with. As you listen to the lyrics you can close your eyes and feel that moment of your life happening again for the first time.

Biography

Commonplace, once a four-member band, now simply two common musicians playing common music for uncommon and gracious fans. Kurt Gunn and Brad Bordini, both Green Bay natives, started playing music together in their high school days. In college, they began playing on porches of their friends’ houses for passer-bys. Once known as Sable Array, they formed the band Commonplace, playing local bars and college events throughout Wisconsin. After playing with other musicians during a multiple-year hiatus, Brad and Kurt agreed they preferred writing and playing together. They reunited to start what has been the most satisfying musical chapter of their lives. With old friends and new faces, they have been warmly welcomed as they continue to revamp cover-songs and share their original music with patrons of all ages.

Commonplace puts their heart and soul into their music. You will be amazed at the sound and the emotion that is generated from two guys with acoustic guitars. Commonplace's original songs tell stories that most any person can relate with. As you listen to the music and the lyrics you can close your eyes and feel that moment of your life happening all over again. Brad's guitar will let your mind wonder in amazement, and the hooks will pull you back and keep you wishing for the songs to continue, while Kurt’s melodies and heart felt voice will make you think he is singing each song for the first time.

Lyrics

5th And Water

Written By: Kurt Gunn, Brad Bordini

5TH AND WATER

It’s my last cigarette I say
So you can take it from me, I don’t need them anymore
I’m gonna quite them like I quite you
When the days were getting shorter, and the nights were getting long
Oh my friend remember days of old
When we lived so hard, and we laughed so strong
I try to find myself in days of old
I blame myself for where we’ve gone

I blame myself for what went wrong

And we shouted out our song, as we would stumble home
From the bar we use to go, on 5th and water
Yeah we found our fill that day
And forgot ourselves that way, as we would stumble home
We’d watch the leaves, as they’d fall from the trees
And disappear inside of the breeze that carried us home
Chorus
And we all, and we all, and we all, we all fall down
And we all, and we all, and we all, we all fall down
Breakdown
Well I remember being twenty two years old walking down that very road just taking it slow
No place to be, no one that needed me to be on time, everything’s just fine
Well in my mind there was no other way, to live my days just wasting away
And there we stood, there we could be, bigger then life, bigger then we
Had hoped be, and hoped to see, you ended up with me
As they played our song

(And we all, we all fall down)
Well I remember being twenty two years old walking down that very road just taking it slow
No place to be, no one that needed me to be on time, everything’s just fine
Well in my mind there was no other way, to live my days just wasting away
And there we stood, there we could be, bigger then life, bigger then we
Had hoped be, and hoped to see, you ended up with me
As they played our song

Miles From Here

Written By: Kurt Gunn

MILES FROM HERE

It’s miles from here
She lays in fear, she wonders
Am I lonely, could I be misunderstood

For you I wait here by the phone
Until my patience is gone
But I know that she’s not calling
Even though she knows she should
Break
And I’ve been around for you
And I’ll be around for you
After all that we’ve been through
I’m right here for you

The situation’s the same
I reach around for what remains
But I see your closets empty
Still I won’t regret the things I’ve done
Outro
Miles, miles from here
I’m not trying to chain you down
Just look to me, cause I’ve been around
Miles from here
Don’t leave me standing here all on my own
Miles from here
I’m empty handed here, ain’t got nothing to hold
Miles from here

Miles, miles from here

Devil In You

Written By: Kurt Gunn, Brad Bordini

DEVIL IN YOU

Baptism by fire, oh baby that’s the way you are
And the devil in you is what is killing me
She got a dirty little mouth
You should hear it when the words come out
Yeah I can’t bring her near my family, no no
Chorus
No, I can’t save myself oh no
I can’t save myself oh no
That’s the girl I use to love

And she’s always in a mess, keep her drunk and she might confess
Oh but even then it’s probably lies
And what she says is what she thinks and that ain’t good at all
Cause what she thinks should no be said aloud No No
Chorus/Break/Chorus
No, I can’t save myself oh no
I can’t save myself oh no
That’s the girl I use to love

The sinners laugh and saints will pray for me
Her gravity will pull me towards insane
She ties me up, and twists and turns my brain
Watch her as she turns me inside out
No, I can’t save myself oh no
I can’t save myself oh no
That’s the girl I use to love
Solo

And she’s leading me the wrong way, oh leaving me a bad way
And when I wake up all my money’s gone
And she don’t take no blame, no she’s always been that way
Look in her eyes that girl is in fucking sane
Chorus
No, I can’t save myself oh no
I can’t save myself oh no
That’s the girl I use to love

Set List

Commonplace Originals-
5th And Water
Autumn Leaves
Annie
Broken Fence
Best Of Me
Call Her Sunshine
Devil In You
Echoes
Faithful Few
Getting Up From The Fall
Have A Drink
Lovers And Friends
Miles From Here
Number One
Smile
Summer And Cigarettes
Take Me Away
Willow
What I Need
Wethering
You And Me

Along with over 50+ cover songs ranging from the 60's to today.