[Chinese/Pinyin/English] Wang Yi Bo/Lan Wang Ji – Won’t Forget (王一博/蓝忘机 – 不忘) The Untamed OST (陈情令) Lyrics

Other titles: Bu Wang
(For some parts, I’ve gone with translating the meaning but have left explanations at the bottom. Parts in brackets are my own addition, in order for the sentence to make sense.)

Verse 1:
云深夜微凉
yún shēn yè wēi liáng
Cloud Recesses'[1] night is slightly cold
皎月清风拂心绕
jiǎo yuè qīng fēng fú xīn rào
The bright moon and cool breeze whisk (my) confused heart
一人对雪望
yì rén duì xuě wàng
Gazing at the snow alone
望尽前尘事过往
wàng jìn qián chén shì guò wǎng
Looking at all the impurities of the past

Verse 2:
姑苏天子笑
gū sū tiān zǐ xiào
Gusu’s Emperor’s smile[2]
埋雪独藏风华貌
mái xuě dú cáng fēng huá mào
Buried snow conceals brilliant skills
静室琴声遥
jìng shì qín shēng yáo
Qin[3] sounds echo in the Silent Room[4]
弹一曲问灵空回响
tán yì qǔ wèn líng kōng huí xiǎng
Play a tune of Inquiry[5] but there’s no reply

Chorus 1:
你还在问吗
nǐ hái zài wèn ma
Are you still asking?
问尽古来世人的痴狂
wèn jìn gǔ lái shì rén de chī kuáng
Asking about people’s obsessions since the ancient times
谁又在远方
shéi yòu zài yuǎn fāng
Who is that in the distance?
再问世间故人
zài wèn shì jiān gù rén
Once more asking old friends in this world,
黑白毁誉几多量
hēi bái huǐ yù jǐ duō liàng
about how right and wrong[6], praise and condemnation[6] can be measured

Chorus 2:
还能忘记吗
hái néng wàng jì ma
Can it still be forgotten?
云深共许一诺人茫茫
yún shēn gòng xǔ yī nuò rén máng máng
The promise that we made at Cloud Recesses when the future was still uncertain[7]
君又在何方
jūn yòu zài hé fāng
Where are you[8]?
相望不忘
xiāng wàng bú wàng
Looking at each other and not forgetting

Verse 3:
泽世韵含光
zé shì yùn hán guāng
This world’s brilliant Light Bearer[9]
逢乱必出声名扬
féng luàn bì chū shēng míng yáng
Known for appearing wherever there is unrest
他却不肯忘
tā què bù kěn wàng
But he refuses to forget
踏尽前尘事过往
tà jìn qián chén shì guò wǎng
as he starts to reminisce the past

Verse 4:
避尘铮鸣响
bì chén zhēng míng xiǎng
Bi Chen’s[10] clang echoes
难避恩怨是非狂
nán bì ēn yuàn shì fēi kuáng
It is difficult to avoid disputes
静室琴声遥
jìng shì qín shēng yáo
Qin[3] sounds echo in the Silent Room[4]
弹一曲问灵空回响
tán yì qǔ wèn líng kōng huí xiǎng
Play a tune of Inquiry[5] but there’s no reply

(Chorus 1)
(Chorus 2)

Chorus 3:
你还在问吗
nǐ hái zài wèn ma
Are you still asking?
不问古今世人的痴狂
bú wèn gǔ jīn shì rén de chī kuáng
Not asking about people’s obsessions since ancient times
谁又在远方
shéi yòu zài yuǎn fāng
Who is that in the distance?
难解世间故人
nán jiě shì jiān gù rén
It’s difficult to understand how old friends in this world
黑白毁誉几多量
hēi bái huǐ yù jǐ duō liàng
measure right and wrong[6], praise and condemnation[6]

Chorus 4:
还能忘记吗
hái néng wàng jì ma
Can it still be forgotten?
看客散去唯你我不忘
kàn kè sàn qù wéi nǐ wǒ bú wàng
Onlookers scatter but I won’t forget you
与君在身旁
yǔ jūn zài shēn páng
With you[8] by my side
别来无恙
bié lái wú yàng
How have you been[11]


[1] Lan Zhan’s home. Can also mean ‘Dark clouds’
[2] Wei Ying’s favourite Gusu wine
[3] Lan Zhan’s zither, Wang Ji
[4] Where Wei Ying gets detention (and where Lan Zhan’s father hid his mother?)
[5] The tune that Lan Zhan plays on his Qin to look for Wei Ying’s soul
[6] These are bits from a line that Wei Ying said to Lan Zhan ‘是非在己,毁誉由人,得失不论’
是非在己 – my heart will be the judge of whether something is right or wrong
毁誉由人 – leave praise or condemnation to man
得失不论 – no matter the end / regardless of success or failure
Meaning: After deciding on what is right or wrong, regardless of whether I receive praise or condemnation, I’ll leave it to fate.
[7] 茫茫 has a connotation of being lost – to have a long future ahead but be unsure of where to go OR (Note to self: Can also mean “many people”, making the translation – The promise we made at Yunshen among many people. Referring to the lantern wishing scene maybe? – Please check! Don’t forget! 不忘 😂)
[8] 君 (jūn) Polite way of referring to a male e.g Han Guang Jun (The ‘Jun’ in this sentence refers to…Wei Ying? Maybe?)
[9] Refers to Lan Zhan who has the title of Han Guang Jun aka Light Bearer
[10] Lan Zhan’s sword – The name means to ‘avoid worldly affairs’ or ‘dust’ aka to always keep one’s integrity
[11] Something you say after reuniting – A more literal translation would be “I trust you’ve been well since we last met”


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  1. With regards to point 4, 静室 is the name of Lan Wangji’s room (that was in the novel, and I believe it showed it in the TV show as well, but they also called LWJ’s mother’s room by the same name as well in the TV show – I don’t know whether that is just the general name they’re giving private rooms)

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    1. Lan Zhan’s room 靜室
      Lan Zhan’s mother’s room 靜室
      Lan Zhan’s brother’s room 雅室
      Where Wei Ying got his detention 藏書閣(library)

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