Kukiz, Borysewicz : Bo tutaj jest jak jest – learn Polish with lyrics

I think that I had mentioned that I learn French. Now and then I come across lists of songs recommended for French language students. I haven’t tried this method myself yet but I suppose that this could be effective for learning new vocabulary. Especially if you remember the whole song by heart.

Now, there must be also Polish language students who also would like to use the same method and learn Polish with songs. The problem is that they don’t know any good songs that would be appropriate. They may also struggle to find Polish lyrics and their English translation.

I have decided to help with it. I am going to publish some articles different Polish songs that might be useful for studying the language, today the first one 🙂

I think the key is that the flow of language in the songs is slow and easy to follow. So I will use fairly easy songs and publish YouTube video as well as lyrics in both Polish and English. Mind you, the English translation will be pretty literal so it will be easier to understand the song.

We will start with ‘Bo tutaj jest jak jest’, a fairly popular Polish song, at least a few years ago, created by duo Jan Borysewicz (guitar, music) and Paweł Kukiz (singing). This song is from the album Borysewicz & Kukiz, published in 2003.

Bo tutaj jest jak jest – słowa

Czasami pytasz mnie, dlaczego tak tu jest?
Chcesz, żebym odpowiedział.
Dlaczego tyle zła i dokąd zmierza świat?
Kto wiarę naszą sprzedał?

Odpowiem Ci, że ja do końca nie wiem sam.
Choć już widziałem wiele.
I uwierz, trudniej mi niż Tobie tutaj żyć.
Tyle mogę odpowiedzieć.

Refren
Bo tutaj jest jak jest po prostu.
I Ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
Bo tutaj jest jak jest po prostu.
I Ty dobrze o tym wiesz.

Wierzę w to, że przyjdzie czas.
Wierzę w to, że zmieni się.
Wierzę w to, że Ty i ja.
Obudzimy nowy dzień.

Refren
Bo tutaj jest jak jest po prostu.
I Ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
Bo tutaj jest jak jest po prostu.
I Ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
Bo tutaj jest jak jest po prostu.
I Ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
Bo tutaj jest jak jest po prostu.
I Ty dobrze o tym wiesz.

Because it is, how it is – lyrics

Sometimes you ask me, why is it here like that?
You want me, to answer.
Why there is so much evil, where is the world going to?
Who sold out our faith?

I will tell you, that I don’t know exactly myself.
Even though I’ve seen a lot.
And believe, it is more difficult for me than for you to live here.
Only this I can answer.

Chorus
Because here it is simply how it is.
And you know it well.
Because here it is simply how it is.
And you know it well.

I believe that, the time will come.
I believe that, the things will change.
I believe that, you and me.
Will wake up a new day.

Chorus
Because here it is simply how it is.
And you know it well.
Because here it is simply how it is.
And you know it well.
Because here it is simply how it is.
And you know it well.
Because here it is simply how it is.
And you know it well.

I hope you liked the song and that it will, even slightly, help to improve your Polish language. I like it very much 🙂 I think the lyrics are quite simple and the meaning is easy to understand. This song is about being unhappy with the world as it is at the moment and about hope that things will look brighter in the future.

I am not sure who wrote this lyrics but I suspect it was probably Paweł Kukiz. Shortly after recording this song, he got involved in politics and is now a leader of one of the political parties in Polish parliament.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the song and lyrics. I will try to find another nice Polish song soon, so stay tuned!

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