十色 〜toiro〜 || Ten Colours

Album art.
Album art.

十色 〜toiro〜
Ten Colours

Vocals: うっちー (Ucchi)
Lyrics: 芳葉 (Yoshiha)
Arranged by: らんてぃ (Ran-T), 芳葉 (Yoshiha)
Album: 東方桜歌 (Touhou Cherry Blossom Songs) [Official site]
Circle: あ~るの~と (R-note)
Event: Reitaisai 14
Original theme: Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind [感情の摩天楼 ~ Cosmic Mind]

Requested by: iPhoenix

The title comes from the saying 十人十色 (juunin toiro). It basically means ‘different strokes for different folks’, conveying that everyone is different.

If you wanted a less literal translation of the title, you could go with ‘Different Strokes’ or other variations.


歌詞

見えないから 瞑ったまま 手探りしてた
この世界で残してきた 形あるもの
髪を揺らすのも 十人十色 呪文と繰り返して
でも 隣の方が素敵だって 嫉妬したりして

建物のように立ちはだかる 遣り切れない感情
「ただ素直になれ」そう思う度 見えない悪魔と対峙して

聖者じゃなくても 今日も世界を 私は歩いて行く
どんな経典にでも 書いてるような 月並みの表情で
そして 生まれては果てて廻る心を 感じながら
私はそのまま ただそのまま 私の色で
この世界で 髪を揺らして

言えないから 噤んだまま 過ぎてく季節
このまま何も変わらないと 思ってたのに
見えてる景色は 変わっていく 色階調のように
その過程の中 紛れ込んだ 念と共に

正義翳す 大きな声に隠されてる嘘を
見破ることすらできないのに 何が正しいと言えるだろう

勇者じゃなくても 今日の世界を 私は歩いて行く
どんな神話にも書いていない 誇りある表情で
そして踏まれたり 安い価値観に傷付いたとしたなら
そんなときにでも 君を癒す魔法みたいな言葉のような
私を探して

怖がらなくていい 想いを塗るのなら

戦士じゃなくても 明日も世界を 私は歩いて行く
どんな教則本にでも 書いてるような 人並みの武器で

聖者じゃなくても 今日も世界を 私は歩いて行く
どんな神話にも書いていない 誇りある表情で
そして 生まれては果てて廻る 心を感じながら
私はそのまま ただそのまま 私の色で
この世界で 髪を揺らして

Romanisation

mienai kara tsubutta mama tesaguri shiteta
kono sekai de nokoshite kita katachi aru mono
kami o yurasu no mo juunin toiro jumon to kurikaeshite
demo tonari no hou ga suteki datte shitto shitari shite

biru no you ni tachihadakaru yarikirenai kanjou
“tada sunao ni nare” sou omou tabi mienai akuma to taiji shite

seija ja nakutemo kyou mo sekai o watashi wa aruite iku
donna hon ni demo kaiteru you na tsukinami no kao de
soshite umarete wa hatete meguru kokoro o kanji nagara
watashi wa sono mama tada sono mama watashi no iro de
kono sekai de kami o yurashite

ienai kara tsugunda mama sugiteku kisetsu
kono mama nani mo kawaranai to omotteta noni
mieteru keshiki wa kawatte iku guradeeshon no you ni
sono katei no naka magarekonda nen to tomo ni

seigi kazasu ookina koe ni kakusareteru uso o
miyaburu koto sura dekinai noni nani ga tadashii to ieru darou

yuusha ja nakutemo kyou no sekai o watashi wa aruite iku
donna shinwa ni mo kaite inai hokori aru kao de
soshite fumaretari yasui kachikan ni kidzuita to shita nara
sonna toki ni demo kimi o iyasu mahou mitai na kotoba no you na
watashi o sagashite

kowagaranakute ii omoi o nuru no nara

senshi ja nakutemo asu mo sekai o watashi wa aruite iku
donna hon ni demo kaiteru you na hitonami no buki de

seija ja nakutemo kyou mo sekai o watashi wa aruite iku
donna shinwa ni demo kaite inai hokori aru kao de
soshite umarete wa hatete meguru kokoro o kanji nagara
watashi wa sono mama tada sono mama watashi no iro de
kono sekai de kami o yurashite

Translation

I couldn’t see so I kept fumbling around in the dark
for something with form left behind in this world.
There’s so many ways to get your hair moving. ‘Several men, several minds.’ I chant it like a curse
but I get jealous because the person next to me is better.

I can’t stand this feeling. It blocks my way like a building.
“Just be honest.” Each time I think that, I confront invisible demons.

Even if I’m not a saint, I walk the world again today.
I look ordinary, like you could see me in any scripture.
And so, while feeling my spirit that cycles through each life
I’ll stay just as I am, just as I am. In my own way
I’ll get my hair moving in this world.

I couldn’t speak those words so I stayed silent as the seasons passed.
I thought nothing would change if things stayed like this.
The landscape around me changes like a gradation.
I slipped into that process with my thoughts.

Loud voices brandish justice while lies are hidden inside.
I can’t see through them, so can I say what’s right?

Even if I’m not a hero, I walk the present world
with a proud look that’s not in any legend.
And so, even if you’re trodden on or wounded by cheap values
I’m searching for the magic words
that would heal you.

Don’t be afraid. If you’re going cover up your feelings…

Even if I’m not a warrior, I’ll walk the world again tomorrow
with average weapons that you’d see in any manual.

Even if I’m not a saint, I walk the world again today
with a proud look that’s not in any legend.
And so, while feeling my spirit that cycles through each life
I’ll stay just as I am, just as I am. In my own way
I’ll get my hair moving in this world.

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