Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

Full OST IS OUT 10/30/15. *hugs*

Tracklist (Please help translate if you can!):

01. 风起时 – 胡歌 (When Wind Blows – Hu Ge)
02. 红颜旧 – 刘涛 (Faded Beauty – Liu Tao)
03. 赤血长殷 – 王凯 (Loyal Blood Forever Runs Red – Nick Wang)
04. 行进
05. 紧张对峙
06. 开阔
07. 谋划
08. 插曲
09. 诡计
10. 情感巴乌
11. 情感2
12. 情感3
13. 谈话
14. 悬疑
15. 悬疑 箫
16. 追赶
17. 最后的审判
18. 主题
19. 主题2
20. 战争场面
21. 战争场面2
22. 争分夺秒
23. 背景氛围音乐
24. 悬疑 3
25. 情绪音乐
26. 女主题
27. 幽默,欢快
28. 幽默 2
29. 思念
30. 父子拔剑

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Lyrics Translation Chart

Faded BeautyWhen Wind BlowsLoyal Blood Forever Runs Red

红颜旧 – 刘涛
Faded Beauty – Liu Tao

西风夜渡寒山雨
In a night of western wind and cold mountain rain
家国依稀残梦里
I dream of home country
思君不见倍思君
I especially miss you who I have not seen
别离难忍忍别离
Separation is hard but we endure it
狼烟烽火何时休
When will the war end
成王败寇尽东流
And the victors and losers cease to matter
蜡炬已残泪难干
Time draws near yet tears persist
江山未老红颜旧
The world is new but the beautiful woman has grown old
忍别离
Endure the separation
不忍却要别离
I cannot endure it yet we must part
托鸿雁南去
I ask the birds to fly south
不知此心何寄
But where to send my message
红颜旧
Beauty fades
任凭斗转星移
Time will change
唯不变是此情悠悠
But this love will go on

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O3Undo6HTg&w=560&h=315]

风起时 – 胡歌
When Wind Blows – Hu Ge

变幻 风云几卷
Changes and stories chronicle the pages
乱世起惊澜
Trouble time stirring fears
血仍殷 何人心念
Blood still flows but no one cares
烈火清平愿
Strong fire burns off lifelong hopes
慧剑 借别红颜
Sword is given away to her
无意续余年
I have no wish for long life
帝阙巍 豪气仍在
Emperor’s palace is towering and mighty
冰心誓 破长夜天
Crystal clear vows lit the night
昔年朱弓 壁上空悬
The red bow from long ago hangs on the wall
征途望断 铁甲犹寒
Long march begs for an end while the armors still bright
明眸在心 青山难掩
The forest cannot hide from the perceptive eyes
江山如画 是我心言
I say the world is like a painting
关山横槊 谁可补天
Who can repair the heaven when Mt. Guan lays across
碧血长枪 昨日少年
The youth from yesterday with precious blood and long spear
孤影归途 不见烽烟
Returns by his lonely self, no more war
一笔千秋 后人心间
It is written for all to see
风起云散
That wind scatters the cloud

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zntVVndL6o0&w=560&h=315]

赤血长殷 – 王凯
Loyal Blood Forever Runs Red – Nick Wang

青砖黛瓦 故景如旧
The house looked the same
草木无情 不解凡忧
But nature mercilessly had taken its course
当时烽火骤焚尽几多残留
The fire that destroyed all left little behind
一袭白衣祭故人 陈情此时休
He dressed in funeral clothes to remember the dead
霁月清风 琅琊榜首
Moon appeared, wind blew, he who ranked first on Lang Ya Bang
谁记昔年 策马风流
Who still remembers he rode carefree on a horse way back when
十载倏忽过 几回魂梦旧游
Decades came and gone, he wandered among the old haunts
又多少冤魂织就 那缓带轻裘
How many wrongful deaths weaved the thin jacket he wore
尔虞我诈斗 无论缘由
It had always been a dog eats dog world
本唤作成王败寇
They called it to the victor go the spoils
这风雨一路 他只影独走
He walked alone on this turbulent path
抛却欢喜悲凉感受
Giving up all that was happy and sad
尘埃落定后 提缰回首
After dust settled and he looked back
万千过往烙心头
Remembering everything that had happened
暗香幽幽 江山皆没入一眸
Taking in the smell and the land
朱墙宫深 人心难嗅
Inside the palace, it’s hard to snuff out people’s intentions
来自美秀女性网
Amongst the web of femininity
黑白纵横 杀伐无由
On a checkerboard, killing were done without cause
权倾谈笑变 妙计敛藏于袖
Power changed hands in a blink of an eye, brilliant ideas hid up the sleeves
负手算尽天下事 当饮一樽酒
He calculated all that would happen while drinking wine
病骨一身 未雨绸缪
With his sickly body, he planned
心中算谋 几人看透
Few could decipher his schemes
纵年寿难永 无愧一生所求
Although he couldn’t live forever, he had no regret
此去踏关山千重 将前尘挥袖
He departed for Mt Guan leaving behind the past
泣血书千轴 悲歌唱彻
Thousand rolls of books made of tear and blood sang of elegy
战骨碎尽志不休
Bodies may perish but determination will never fail
且待赤焰归 整军再从头
Just wait until Chiyan army regroup for another fight
守我山河家国依旧
To protect our country again
横长枪换却离愁
But the spear only traded losses
倾余生风骨同守
He spent the rest of his life upholding integrity
此血仍殷
The blood runs red
此身豪情仍未收
The ambition is unbridled
情义千秋
Solidarity forevermore
在梅岭雪间长留
Among the snow covered plum blossom ridge

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeWBpxSKyc8&w=560&h=315]
  1. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Thanks Kuma for the translation! My favorite is Faded Beauty. The best part is watching the growing emotions on their faces as they recorded the songs.

    Can’t wait for the official soundtrack!

  2. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Ugh. These songs so amazingly express everything I feel about Lang Ya Bang (not the lyrics, more like the tone). I just know that just like with Wei Zhuang Zhe, I’m going to be crying so hard throughout this, esp near the end. These songs fit so well. It’s hard to describe, but this drama is so well written and directed. This adaptation could have gone so wrong, but these people (who produced this again? I know it’s the same peeps as The Disguiser, but I forgot the company name) are so classy and amazing! The plot is fast-paced and air-tight, but the pacing itself is slow, if you get my drift. Like, even when the plot is moving quickly (like Hu Ge is crippling the enemy one by one, one right after another) but the directing makes the scenes so calm and in control. The camera might linger on the scene shot/scene, and whereas with other dramas, it might feel like, alright get a move on, here you can see each minute expression play out on the actors/actresses faces. Someone might be dying, and they’ll cut to Mei Chang Su sitting contemplatively, drinking tea, or giving a slow smirk. It’s just so well directed, everything’s almost other-wordly. These mvs and the music all give that same feeling. I hope these people continue to produce more awesome stuff in the future.

    • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

      Someone might be dying, and they’ll cut to Mei Chang Su sitting contemplatively, drinking tea, or giving a slow smirk.

      Yes! It’s these details that make the drama more enjoyable for me.

    • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

      Shandong Film & TV Group is the name of the production company. They’re EXCELLENT. If China had a HBO, it’d be Shandong.

      They’re responsible for gems such as Battle of Changsha, All Quiet in Beijing, Nirvana in Fire, and The Disguiser.

      • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

        They should do more, and continue working with the cast from The Disguiser and Nirvana in Fire! It’s such an awesome group that produces awesome things together. After starting (finishing, in The Disguiser’s case) both of these, I’m starting Legend of Zu, and even though I’ve anticipated it for a while, and I like ZLY and the story, I can’t help but feel like everything’s kind of cheap and inadequate compared to Shandong’s productions.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          Correct me if I’m wrong. They are also the production company in charge of Wallace Huo’s upcoming “Love Me If You Dare” as well?

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          I don’t think Shandong’s doing Love me if you dare, but Hai Yan, the author of Lang Ya Bang (Nirvana), is writing the script for Love me if you dare, so I’m expecting a really tight plot and script. 😀

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          Actually, Shanying is one of the four companies involved for Love Me If You Dare. 🙂 They are the production team so it’s basically same producer. The director was one of the directors for Shanying’s Battle of Changsha.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          May I ask where I could find a list(in English) of all Shandong production dramas? Nirvana was so well made and well produced that I want to check out all of their dramas if I can 🙂

  3. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    waaahh, thank you for the ost. especially Liu Tao’s single. i deeply fall for it. and the translate is really beautiful. im now watching it.

    btw is it a HE???

      • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

        thank you. cuz im kinda so into it now, so i just hope it’s a happy ending. btw who is the 2nd guy in this story? havent read the novel so i seriously have no idea. different from Sound of desert when i finished reading it before the drama aired.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          The show doesn’t give off HE vibe and the songs don’t help either. I’m not sure what you mean by 2nd guy. Unless you are referring Nick Wang’s character Jing Wang. He is the 2nd most important character so far. Everything Hu Ge did was to push him on the throne.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          oh i see.. i thought there would be ‘love line’ story between huge-liu tao and nick wang. but i’ve read the synopsis in shushengbar and i got some points. thanks for the explain 🙂

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          I’m not that far in watching, but from conversation in the other forum, ,[SPOILER] the drama extends Mei Changsu – Nihuang story, so there will be a romance arc. My understanding is, their relationship in the novel is platonic, esp since Nihuang has feelings for another guy. But it is said the latter character won’t exist in the drama. I personally prefer the novel version, but it looks like many people like this change in the drama. So yeah.. *shrug*

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          lenje, you are right. Nie Duo is mentioned in the drama but he doesn’t have a romantic link to Ni Huang.

          SPOILERS

          Here is a line from the book from Mei Changsu that basically sums up his feelings for Ni Huang:

          “If I ever wanted to try to get back to her side then you can say this idea went away two years ago.”

          Two years ago was when he sent his former subordinate Nie Duo to help Ni Huang. My interpretation of that line was that he had tried to return to the capital for her, but it never materialized due to various reasons. And now that they have met again, it is even more difficult for them to be together because she has feelings for Nie Duo and he has serious health issues and a bigger goal in mind.

          Their relationship is platonic but it’s so bittersweet. Nie Duo appeared in Ni Huang’s darkest time in life only because Mei Changsu wanted to help her. He basically gave her away to Nie Duo, someone he can trust to treat her well.

          I like the change in the drama just because Mei Changsu deserves more than just being misunderstood by Prince Jing and then being battered by his illness. Sometimes I wonder if the author knows she’s “abused” MCS so much that she’s giving him some romance to make up for it, lol. I am glad that at least the romance arc is still very minimal and that Ni Huang shows up at the right times to be with him. Even when she pleads for him to leave with her, she knows where the boundary lies and doesn’t push him further for more than what he can give.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          Sorry, I forgot to add that Nie Duo’s name isn’t specifically mentioned in the drama but his character exists in a different form. They changed it to Wei Zheng who is also in the book but he doesn’t have any romantic ties to her either.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          Thanks, @Polaris! 🙂 So basically it’s the same, the script erases the character Nie Duo, and just add some of his elements to another character.

          [SPOILER] Yeah, I understand that people sympathize with Mei Changsu and want him to have a romantic relationship, probably also because he won’t live long. Reminds me to the earlier episode of the Grey’s Anatomy when Izzy got involved with an AIDS patient and viewers were rooting for them :).

          I like Mei Changsu, Iove his scheming and planning, not a goody two shoe character. (Doesn’t the revenge plot kinda similar to Dong Fang’s? Tee hee). But I still prefer the original romance arc in the novel. Maybe I have a latent second lead syndromme, in the sense that I’d like to see the leading male and female not in a romantic relationship. I remember many, many moons ago, the drama Princess Chang Ping (with Michelle Yim and David Chiang). It was obvious that the two leading characters were attracted to each other, but they didn’t end up together. Michelle’s character married Damian Lau’s character — a supporting role, nonetheless a good one :). It’s quite memorable for me 🙂

          Also, what makes Nirvana in Fire stand out for me is the strong female characters. I’m not saying that female characters will lose their independence or strength once they are involved with the male characters, but the tendency to have females sacrifice anything for their love in Asian dramas make it seem like it. So I don’t want to my awesome Nirvana ladies lose their awesomeness 🙂

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          heol! you guys.. ah thank youuuuuu.. im searching for spoilers and you guys commented here.. xie xie ni men 😀

          I watched ep 6 last night before going to sleep and i found out that NiHuang still couldnt let go her feeling. the same with Mei Changsu. At first, i thought that Prince Jing would involve in this love line, but i like watching the bromance between Changsu and Jing.

          So far, this drama is really addicted. i hope the engsub will come as fast as possible, hehe.. the subbers are my heroes now.. 😀

  4. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    All the songs are pretty. Perfect for this drama.

    Liu Tao’s single is actually a cover of the song called “Forbearing Parting” by Cui Zige, but I love Liu’s version more as her voice is more emotional.

    Nick Wang’s song is also a cover. The original was sung by five singers who are fans of the book/audiobook. I’ll have to say that while I have a massive crush on Nick, I still prefer the original. =P

  5. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Thanks for sharing both OST and lyrics. The Bromance in Lang Ya Bang and Wei Zhuang Zhe are very touchy.

  6. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    thank you for doing all the translations ♥

  7. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Am I just stupid or is the opening theme not included in the Soundtrack. I can’t seem to find it. Someone help?

    • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

      It’s not you – there are a lot of music pieces that were played in the drama but were not in the soundtrack. The opening song is one of them…

    • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

      I know! It’s SOOO disappointing, because there are a lot of good songs that weren’t included… The opening was really good and I was hoping they’d include it…. Sigh.

      • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

        I was hoping that some of my favorite pieces like the symphonic versions of the main theme, the cello/violin solos, etc. would be included in the soundtrack but unfortunate they weren’t. Nirvana had an AWESOME soundtrack but only about 3/4 of the music played in the drama was included in the soundtrack. *SIGH*

        Well at least we got most of it so that’s good 🙂 It would’ve been nice if they put all of it on the CD but oh well.

        • 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

          I suspect it’s because a few of those pieces were also used in other Shandong dramas too. I know I recognized one from Battle of Changsha.

          As for the theme song, you can rip it off Youtube. That’s what I do with songs that I can’t find in soundtracks. :p

  8. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Thank you for sharing the OST and the translations. I really adore the songs & instrumentals, they were added perfectly to the scenes. The drama was also top-notch to watch. I actually avoided watching episode 53 & 54 for a few weeks because I didn’t want it to end. Ep53 was epic I must say and 54 was just extra heartbreaking T_T

    Do you mind if I add your translations to the MVs and upload it to Youtube? With credit given and link back of course ^_^

  9. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Thank you so much this is awesome any additional tracks that didnt make it on the cd i will download it from youtube very grateful.

  10. 38 thoughts on “Cdrama: Nirvana in Fire OST and Lyrics Translation

    Not sure if anyone here is a fan of Gu Feng music but I’d thought share a duet cover of Faded Beauty. I’ve been playing it on repeat. I wish Liu Tao and Hu Ge had sung a cover of it together but this works just as well.

    The male singer is one of my favorite Gu Feng singers so I’m so happy he decided to do a cover.

    Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POrLaNW7mAU

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