[Chinese/Pinyin/English] Chu Jian (初见) Goodbye My Princess OST (东宫) Lyrics

Other titles: First Encounter / First Sight / First Meet / First Meeting
(Note: Parts in brackets are my own addition, in order for the sentence to make sense.)

Verse 1:
夜未央 月色凉 映西窗
yè wèi yāng yuè sè liáng yìng xī chuāng
The night is young and the cool moonlight reflects on the west window[1]
前尘事 慎思量
qián chén shì shèn sī liang
Carefully reflect on the past
梦悠长 却总是聚散两茫茫
mèng yōu cháng què zǒng shì jù sàn liǎng máng máng
The dream is long drawn-out but meetings and partings are always uncertain
湿眼眶 只盼你回望
shī yǎn kuàng zhǐ pàn nǐ huí wàng
With damp eyes, only hoping that you’ll look back

Verse 2:
伤 在心里结成霜
shāng zài xīn lǐ jié chéng shuāng
The hurt forms frost in the heart
忘不掉 是你的模样
wàng bù diào shì nǐ de mú yàng
It’s your image that I can’t forget
回首初见
huí shǒu chū jiàn
Looking back on our first meeting
那从前 相望的瞬间
nà cóng qián xiāng wàng de shùn jiān
That past, the instant we looked at each other
抓不住 伸出的 指尖
zhuā bù zhù shēn chū de zhǐ jiān
I can’t grasp the fingertip you’ve extended

Chorus:
离心碎 空流泪 人不归
lí xīn suì kōng liú lèi rén bù guī
Heartbroken from the breakup, tears are shed in vain (but) the person doesn’t return
忘川之水静看红尘是非
wàng chuān zhī shuǐ jìng kàn hóng chén shì fēi
River of forgetfulness, silently watching the rights and wrongs in the world
时光倒回 饮下忘情一杯
shí guāng dào huí yǐn xià wàng qíng yī bēi
Turn back time, drink a glass[2] to forget (our) love
若如初见 为谁而归
ruò rú chū jiàn wèi shéi ér guī
If it was like our first meeting, who should I return for

Bridge:
秋又去 春又归
qiū yòu qù chūn yòu guī
Autumn passes again and Spring returns again
梦与醒 轮回
mèng yǔ xǐng lún huí
Alternate between dreams and reality

(Repeat Verse 1)
(Repeat Chorus x2)
(Repeat Bridge)


[1] In ancient times, the west window / room would be a bedroom, painting a picture of a person sitting in their room as they reminisced the past
[2] A more direct translation would be to drink a glass of ‘forget feelings’ but that doesn’t make sense so…I rephrased it.


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