“For A Number Of Reasons”/”It’s Complicated”・いろいろあって
いろいろあって (iroiro atte)literally means “(met with) various reasons”, and is used when you can’t describe the reasons for your actions because it’s complicated or because you don’t want to talk about it.
It can be a phrase on it’s own or in a sentence (at the beginning, usually):
最近いろいろあって宿題をやらない。Saikin iroiro atte shukudai o yaranai. Recently I haven’t been doing my homework for a number of reasons.
Maybe the person has been busy with extracurriculars, is too depressed to do anything, or has been sick. We don’t know. We just know that they haven’t been doing homework for some reasons they don’t feel like explaining.
なんで仕事辞めるの? Nande shigoto yameru no? いろいろあって。iroiro atte. - Why‘d you quit your job? (lit. why resign work?) - It’s a long story/a lot of reasons/it’s complicated.
なんで別れるの？Nande wakareru no? いろいろあって。iro iro atte. - Why’d you guys break up? (lit. why break up?) - It’s a long story/a lot of reasons/it’s complicated.
*THIS IS IMPORTANT!* If you ask someone something and they reply with “いろいろあって"、then they don’t want to talk about it! This is pretty much the english equivalent of “I don’t wanna talk about it”. Don’t ask them more questions on the subject if they answer with this, unless they decide to tell you the reasons voluntarily. And vice versa, if you give someone that answer, they’re probably not going to ask you about it anymore.
Never want to be caught in between, I need constant reminders of everything So what? It’s who I am, but I think I played it off so well I just hold it in no matter how I’ve been So nobody, nobody can tell
“Am I out of my head?
Am I out of my mind?
If you only knew the bad things I like
Don’t think that I can explain it
What can I say, it’s complicated
Don’t matter what you say
Don’t matter what you do
I only wanna do bad things to you
So good, that you can’t explain it
What can I say, it’s complicated”
My sun sets as yours continues to shine.
I guess i’ve been feeling pretty lonesome for a while.
Days go by as I keep hoping for the day where i’ll be once again by your side.
I promise i’ll be fine, I promise i’ll be fine.
Can’t Wait to see hidden figures w/ my parents tomorrow, wonder if my mom’s gonna actually acknowledge that racism is a thing, complain about how people are making everything about race now, or just pretend like the whole racism thing didn’t exist in the movie so she doesn’t have to talk about it :/