Hallo alle zusammen! This week’s Tune for Tuesday is by German rock band Unheilig, who were together between 1999 and 2016. Their song Geboren um zu leben, released in 2010, was a great success in Germany and Austria. The whole 2010 album, Große Freiheit, was #1 in the German charts for 23 weeks, breaking the German record at the time. The singer, Bernd Heinrich Graf, isn’t too difficult to understand, so add this song to your music listening for the week and see how much you can understand by the end of the week! Look out for the many different tenses used as well. Feel free to share some examples you’ve found in the comments. To hear the lyrics sung more slowly, we recommend watching the YouTube video below and selecting a slower playback speed by clicking on the settings symbol.

What other German-speaking artists do you know? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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For copyright reasons, we cannot publish the lyrics to Geboren um zu leben, but you can find them to read while you listen by clicking here.

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