"Seishun no Kage" ("Shadow of Youth")
Performed by: TULIP (Original Version),
                       Tomiko Van

Lyrics & Composition: Kazuo Zaitsu

Arrangement: TULIP (Original Version),
                       Masayoshi Murakami (Tomiko Van/"VOICE 2" Version)

º TULIP = Kazuo Zaitsu (vocals/guitar/keyboard), Tatsuya Himeno (vocals/keyboard/guitar),
               Toshiyuki Abe (guitar), Masatoshi Ueda (drums), and Akio Yoshida (bass)


Song from at least:
[1 CD single] - Seishun no Kage [vinyl record]
[3 albums] - TULIP GARDEN (Singles Collection), request -TULIP FAN SELECTION BEST-,
                     VOICE 2 ~cover lovers rock~

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)

»Translation by: quartet4 (WAFTF & his translation site)
»Romaji by: Megchan (Megchan.com)

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Kimi no kokoro e tsudzuku nagai ippon michi wa
Itsumo boku o yuuki zuketa
Totemo totemo kewashiku hosoi michi datta kedo
Ima kimi o mukae ni yukou

Jibun no ookina yume o ou koto ga
Ima made no boku no shigoto datta kedo
Kimi o shiawase ni suru sore koso ga
Kore kara no boku no ikiru shirushi

Ai o shitta tame ni namida ga hakobarete
Kimi no hitomi o koboreta toki
Koi no yorokobi wa ai no kibishisa e no
Kakehashi ni suginai to

Tada kaze no naka ni tatazunde
Kimi wa yagate mitsukete itta
Tada kaze ni namida o azukete
Kimi wa onna ni natte itta [1]

Kimi no ie e tsudzuku ano michi o
Ima ashimoto ni tashikamete
Kyou kara kimi wa tada no onna [1]
Kyou kara boku ni wa tada no otoko [1]

The long road that leads to your heart
Always gave me courage --
It's a very very steep and narrow path,
But I'll walk it to see you.

Chasing my big dream
Has been my job up until now,
But making you happy
Will be the symbol of my life from now on.

When tears from learning what love is
Are brought to your eyes and spill forth,
The joy of affection will only be the bridge
To the hardships of love.

You were just standing in the wind,
So I soon found you --
You were just offering your tears to the wind,
And becoming a woman. [1]

I check the road beneath my feet
To make sure it leads to your house...
Starting today, you're just an ordinary woman. [1]
Starting today, I'm just an ordinary man. [1]
Oasis Heart3's Note:
[1] This song was written for (and sung by) a man, so Van should have switched "man" with "woman and vice versa. But she didn't do that, and I have no clue why. xD