‘Twas a weird project; normally, each drama only has one opening and one closing song, with several insert songs. Apparently, this drama had 5 seasons, each with its own pair of opening and closing. Nevertheless, if this means more songs for us to enjoy, we shouldn’t complain…
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Translations by: MusicIndividual86 and CocoaCaffeine8
Edited by: SoundsofSnow
Season 1 Opening Song: 愛恨之間 – 吳奇隆
Between Love and Hate – by Nicky Wu Qi Long
Love and hate are ablaze.
Good and evil are intertwined.
Blood and tears are carrying honor.
One strike of the sword is enough to shake the nation.
Being ambiguous between black and white,
Pacing back and forth between wrong and right.
愧 與悲 隱藏著浩劫
Great calamity hides beneath guilt and sorrow.
As the rain falls, it utterly washes away all magnificence without regret.
I barely set off, and already I have no way to back out.
The fate of numerous ages in this world is worn away.
I only ask for a proud and cold spirit.
The oaths of fate are engraved.
Only righteousness must not easily be surrendered.
Season 1 Closing Song: 亂世俱滅 – 趙麗穎 & 許志安
Extermination of a Chaotic World – by Zhao Li Ying and Andy Hui (Xu Zhi An)
Your tears have moistened the great ocean.
I really feel very helpless.
The promises of the past cannot be fulfilled.
I must wait for a few hundred years more.
The blood I’ve shed is only a little bit.
I won’t choke up.
The cruel, heartless time has swallowed the promises.
Love and hate have lacerated the long night.
We walk further and further away.
Use both hands to embrace the entire universe.
I understand that love cannot be repeated. Don’t shed tears.
下輩子 還你自由 放手
In the next life, I’ll return to you freedom, and let go.
Let go. You must let go.
Season 2 Opening Song: 我選擇喜歡你 – 周筆暢
I Choose To Like You – by Bibi Zhou Bi Chang
The consequence of desire is fighting and contest.
The weakness of human nature teaches us to make mistakes time and time again.
Even the half drop of compassion remaining is confiscated.
For a thousand autumns, worldly temptations are hard to break free from.
It’s best you admit, anyone can become cruel.
I can’t be bothered by the pains of the masses.
I won’t be fooled by the so-called heroic sacrifices anymore.
The name of the hero has always been a burden.
I have nothing, yet I’m not willing to feel indifferent.
So I gave my everything to catch the most lavish reward.
I am unbeatable, but it’s also hard to withstand the loneliness.
Only when life becomes lonely am I willing to share my harvest.
In all of heaven and earth, in this world, not one person is satisfied,
Paving the way to the next mistake.
No need to work so hard being superficial and hypocritical.
Our origins were vulgar to begin with anyway.
It’s just numerous emotions grappling with each other.
Don’t be so idiotic as to compare me to a saint.
I will laugh at myself.
I choose to like you
Merely to amuse myself.
Maybe protecting you was to make myself feel touched.
I saved someone for nothing more than to let the world raise their heads
And worship me.
If I leave you,
Maybe it’s to test myself.
Perhaps forgetting you means letting myself go.
Feeling hurt, disappointed, being gaudy, carefree; all that is being selfish.
My foolish love isn’t anything impressive.
Season 2 Closing Song: 心的構造 – 曾詠欣
Structure of the Heart – by Nicola Tsang (Zeng Yong Xin)
Rather than two people being lonely, why don’t we let one person be relieved?
So they say, but who would willingly sacrifice their life?
I’d rather deteriorate alone than ultimately let both of us become demons.
Yet I realize that the pain comes from the persistence to let go.
I wander back and forth vagrantly. I’ve forgotten the reason for this in the first place.
From the little bit of happiness I cannot have,
I have proven that I am still alive.
If not a single creature exists, then maybe it’s not true loneliness.
The drifting of emotions is a kind of sin unique to humanity.
I still can’t bear to part with the false promises you made whimsically.
I struggle with the fury of injustice, accumulating them into the crinkles of age.
The path of reminiscence meanders tortuously.
Ever since I was born, I was left with no choice.
For the sweetness, I endured pain and bitterness.
I endured pain and bitterness, so I’ve understood.
In the end, my desires, my joys and sorrows, my attitude,
My pains and troubles, my jealousies have scorched my skin.
That hateful happiness, those empty holes cannot be filled in.
All along, my gentleness, my regretful yearnings, my unfortunate life,
My consolations, my satisfactions cannot fill my stomach either.
Where have the invisible flower petals drifted to?
If not a single creature exists, then maybe it’s not true loneliness.
Season 3 Opening Song: 沙漠飛雪 – 吳奇隆
Blizzard Snow in the Desert – by Nicky Wu Qi Long
The beckoning wind is next to my ear,
Mocking the promise you gave.
Polaris appears to be true and unchanging.
Love once without complaint, without regret.
Loving too much always causes people’s hearts to shatter.
In the blink of an eye, it’s already been turned into a living memory.
The ends of the world are separated by thousands of years.
Time has long been frozen.
Ultimately, someone has to make pain and hurt beautiful.
Season 3 Closing Song: 我就是我 – 叶祖新，张思帆，黄世超，杨世瀚
I Am Just Me – by Ye Zu Xin, Zhang Si Fan, Huang Shi Zhao, and Yang Shi Han
每個心裡 藏著一份 希望的粘土
In every heart hides a piece of the clay of hope.
Mold it into the happiness you want for yourself.
You don’t have to envy having so much wealth.
You don’t have to be jealous and want to overpower anyone.
每個心裡 攤開一張 尋夢的地圖
In every heart, a map in search for dreams is laid out.
Walk along the road you’ve created yourself.
Sometimes, I’ll be greedy too and make a little mistake.
Sometimes, I’ll be lonely too, sighing about the brevity of life.
Season 4 Opening Song: 宿敵 吳奇隆、許志安
Enemies – by Nicky Wu Qi Long and Andy Hui (Xu Zhi An)
The purest competition is without any hatred or revenge.
Must give my everything in order for my life to be complete.
How sincere am I when I face your soul?
I do everything to stay ablaze. I cannot wait, I can only concentrate.
The air naturally grows warmer as well.
I will never again be able to find someone who understands me this well.
Every move of mine is clear as the creases in your palm.
Every time our fists brush past, palms clash, every determined gaze,
Stirs awake the excitement deep within my nerves. Victory cannot be determined.
Only then will I really not be able to sleep peacefully.
In this life, I can only be enemies with you.
I’ll use every ounce of energy to respect your courage.
傷口都在微笑 這毫無保留 有一種華麗
Even my wounds are smiling. This kind of not holding back has a kind of grandeur.
Whether victory or defeat, it is all a good game.
Season 4 Closing Song: 我從來不存在 余玥
I Never Existed – by Yu Yue
I really want to say that I’m too tired,
Have decided that no matter how much I like you, I won’t love you anymore.
頭低下來了 眼睛模糊了 心灰了
I’ve lowered my head. My eyes grow blurry. My heart has grown cold.
This is my answer towards anticipation.
I want to smile, but my feelings are complicated.
If I feel utterly devastated, will you feel hurt for me?
Those eyes of yours brimming with happiness
In my eyes are the utmost cruelty.
Yet I have no right, and have no reason to hate.
Perhaps I’ve loved too unreasonably,
Have forgotten that some things can never happen.
I am someone who, from head to toe, am utterly unrelated.
Season 5 Opening Song: 雨還下個不停 – 蔣卓嘉
The Rain Keeps Falling – by Jiang Zhuo Jia
If I cannot have quiet, I can only stay calm.
My expression doesn’t represent my feelings.
Thinking of all sad endings as other people’s business
Is the only way to cure my sickness.
This fated life has only brought sadness.
I am too much like a lone star. No one can come close to me.
What right does someone like me have to give,
To hope for the commonplace peace?
A few smiles have all become things of the past.
Just let cool silence surround my figure.
The leaves of an entire forest fall off overnight.
I’ve attracted an enormous amount of sorrow
And I still don’t need anyone to pity me.
I just miss that gaze of yours.
Our love shouldn’t end.
Season 5 Closing Song: 悠悠我心 雷琛瑜
Frustrations Within My Heart – by Rachel Lui (Lei Shen Yu)
Drop by drop, your stubbornness has become your pain.
Your smile is the starlight I have lost.
We used to live so peacefully.
The long sky was a strip of quiet blue.
Your heart was originally soft.
I will atone for all the sins of the entire world.
I don’t care about what they say of never resurrecting in any lifetime.
I’m tired of changing your realm ever since then. I admit defeat.
I’m not smart. I always make things sound too simple.
What can I do to let you feel warmth?
I can chew your frustrations.
I’m willing to drink your gloom.
Return to me that period of time.
You’ve already had enough of those days.
Sometimes, loosen the fist you’ve tightly clenched.
Let the hand used to embrace regain its freedom.
Interrogate no further the frustrations of heaven and earth.