Beyond the Realm of Conscience

Beyond the Realm of Conscience Themesong Lyrics

Palace Scheming (Beyond the Realm of Conscience Themesong)

English translations by Chibi
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Pledge undergoes a society’s transformation
Good and evil unreported eventually pays a price
Equal step shocks the world
Silk as like mirror assembles like a painting
Appearance like snow, does not taint delicate sand, please stay behind
If grasping, stop dreaming, haven’t been favored upon
What you see, hear, you cannot trust
Regretful is, when you turn a blind eye to this world, regard the number of dark currents
Loving deeply, speaking the truth, don’t be touched
More heart piercing, more deeply ingrained, don’t sense pain
Once extremely hated, can still be held in ones arm
Past events is like dust, like the wind

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Chibi’s Comments: Another touching song performed by Susanna Kwan. Judging from the lyrics alone, the drama will sure have plenty of tears, backstabbing, hatred, guilt, regret and of course, scheming. The last 2 lines almost sank my heart… what a teary line. Anyway, hope you enjoy the translations. If there is anything mistranslated, feel free to correct me 🙂

Who do you think the lyrics will relate to? Drop a comment and let us know!


40 Responses to “[Beyond the Realm of Conscience] Themesong Lyrics”

  • Kelvin says:

    Very meaningful song. Could you write one for born rich.

  • frenchbeans says:

    My suggestion 🙂

    Promises undergo changes through time
    Good and evil (or kindness and cruelty), left unrepaid, has its price
    Her emergence shocks the world, her silk is like clear jade, put together like a painting
    Her looks like snow, untainted, soft as sand – asking you to stay

    (I think here it refers to Kam Ling)

    Even in an embrace – stop dreaming – you’re not yet his favourite
    Don’t believe what you see or hear
    Regretfully, you’ll see when you close your eyes – the ugly and violent side of the world

    Love deeply, speak truthfully – but don’t be moved easily
    Even if your heart is broken, and your bones hurt – try not to feel the pain
    Though two people are together, there’s a chill in the heart

    (here it probably refers to Sam Ho?)

    (the last line’s different the first verse: 無奈是 兩手相擁 也是覺得冰凍)

    last line of second verse (as in your post):
    Despite the past hatred, we can still embrace
    What has happened belongs to the past, like dust, like the wind

  • rachel says:

    wow, the lyrics are like telling a story within itself. i can’t wait to watching it! sucks being at college, don’t have time for dramas anymore

    • chibi says:

      yeah 🙂 Although listening to the lovely voice and music can be satisfying on its own- understanding the lyrics just brings that to another level of enjoyment ^_^

  • KTVB says:

    Nice translations chibi & frenchbeans

    I LOVE this song lyrics, the tune of the song, and Susanna’s voice. It has a grand feel to it and I can just listen to it over and over again.

  • Kelvin says:

    Yea i agree. Susanna’s voice is much stronger than the younger generation. I have listened to this song many times now.

  • kawaii s2 says:

    hi ,, i ♥ ur english translation with da TVB theme songs // it was well written ^3^
    i was wonderin if u can write an english translation 4 linda chung – thinking of you day & night <3 it's ok that u can't 😉

  • titi says:

    how can i download the song .plzzzzzzzzzzzz help

    • chibi says:

      After the English translation, the download link is provided:

      “Download the live version”
      Just right click on the link and click “save as”

  • Tung Wing says:

    關菊英-《宮心計》

    誓約 歷遍世間轉化
    善惡 未報最終需要代價
    平步震驚天下 
    綢緞如鏡 玉砌似畫
    眉目如雪
    未染細沙 
    請你留下
    若抱住 別作夢 未得寵
    看到的 聽到的 不要信
    遺憾是 閉起眼時 
    至望到世間多少暗湧
    愛得深 說得真 別感動
    再錐心 再刻骨 不覺痛
    無奈是 兩手相擁 也是覺得冰凍

    誓約 在美景中火化
    直到 玉砌最終都變敗瓦
    回望那天初夏
    涼膳御妝 貌美似花
    人善相堅
    涙會結花
    景緻如畫
    若抱住 別作夢 未得寵
    看到的 聽到的 不要信
    遺憾是 閉起眼時 
    至望到世間多少暗湧
    愛得深 說得真 別感動
    再錐心 再刻骨 不覺痛
    曾极恨 也可相擁
    往事如塵像風

    The above is all the lyrics to the full version of the song.
    The Chinese lyrics are poetic and are also structured like a poem so I tried not to rephrase any of them. The translation is not as beautiful as it can be. The lyrics and spacing/grouping of words in the first verse I posted are taken from the Chinese subtitles of the opening of the drama so they should be correct. Sometimes, there can be different interpretations of the same verse when the grouping of words is different. Below is my interpretation and translation of the song, both of which I find make most sense. I merely translated the lyrics. Where places I’ve put ‘you/your’ can be ‘she/her’ or ‘I/me’ as well, I think. The song is either addressed to 三好, regarding三好 or sang in 三好’s shoes.
    Note: I wrote down the lyrics to the second verse (or half) of the song by ear so they might be wrong.

    Pledge(s), they experience the changing world
    (Doing) Good or evil, prices have to be paid even when you have not received your reward/punishment (You have to pay a price for doing either a good or evil deed even if ‘what goes around comes around’ has not been fulfilled.)
    Shocking the world without trying
    (Your) silk is like a mirror; when put carefully together it is like a painting.
    (Your) Face is like snow
    (Like)Untainted delicate grains of sand
    Please stay
    If you are being embraced, don’t dream on, you are still not loved/his favourite
    What you see, what you hear, do not believe them
    (What is) regretful is, (you) can only see how many undercurrents the world has when (you) close (your) eyes.
    (Even if they) Love (you) deeply, (even if they) say (it) convincingly, don’t be moved.
    (What is supposed to be ) more heart-breaking —–lit. heart-drilling—–, (what is supposed to be) more memorable it is engraved into (your) bones —–lit. bone-engraving —– , (you are numb so you) do not feel the pain.
    (What is) regretful is, (even when) two hands are joined —–lit. embracing—–, (you) still feel icy cold

    Pledge(s), they are incinerated in the beautiful view
    Until even the jade piece becomes useless —–lit. failed—– earthenware (or root tile(s))
    Looking back at that early-summer day
    (A) Cool meal, (and) royal make-up; (your) face was as beautiful as a flower
    (A) Good character —–lit. person kind—–, (and an) honest/humble face
    Tears can bear flowers
    The view is beautiful like a painting
    If you are being embraced, don’t dream on, you are still not loved/his favourite
    What you see, what you hear, do not believe them
    (What is) regretful is, (you) can only see how many undercurrents the world has when (you) close (your) eyes.
    (Even if they) Love (you) deeply, (even if they) say (it) convincingly, don’t be moved.
    (What is supposed to be ) more heart-breaking (what is supposed to be) more memorable it is engraved into (your) bones, (you are numb so you) do not feel the pain.
    (Even one who was) once abhorred (by you), can be hugged (by you)
    The past is like the dust, like the wind

    As you can see with the full lyrics of the song, verse one juxtaposes/contrasts verse two so when you compare the two, you’ll know which translation is very likely to be correct. Plus, the spacing in the first verse posted in the first post is incorrect because some groups of words are joined where they should be separated so misinterpretations may arise.

  • Tung Wing says:

    and the ninth sentence of the first and second verse should be:
    What you see, what you hear, do not believe (in) them

    the 5th and 6th sentences of verse 2 should be:
    (With a) Good character —–lit. person kind—–, (and an) honest/humble face
    (Your) Tears can bear flowers

    • Tung Wing says:

      the fourth sentence of the first verse should be:
      (Your) silk is like a mirror; (your) jade piece is like a painting.
      5th sentence can also be brows and eyes, literally, instead of face but sometimes they are interchangeable.

      the 6th sentence of the second verse should be:
      (Your) tears will bear flowers

    • chibi says:

      Thanks for your contribution ^_^

  • kinki says:

    I think the themesong is very nice.
    Very poetic but sad, esp the chorus part.
    It really fits the series and it’s additive!!

  • rochelle says:

    hello! thank you for the lyrics and the translation!
    When I first heard this song, I had a feeling this wasn’t grand enough for the series. But as the series goes on, the song seems to make sense and fits in perfectly. Susanna’s voice is thrilling to hear, as always. This is song is very hauntingly beautiful.

  • rochelle says:

    Oh, I forgot, do you have a pinyin version of the lyrics? I just can’t stop singing along but I don’t know how to read chinese.. =)

  • DKKK says:

    Chung San Tip Seung Yuin Zing Ban Teik
    (Kung Sam Kai) Zhu Tai Kuk Kor Chi
    Beyond The Realm Of Conscience
    Susana Kwan Kuk Ying

    Sai Yeuk-, Lik Pin Sai Kan Zhuin Far-, Sin Ouk-, Mei Bou Chui Chung Shui-Yiew Doi Kai-,
    Ping Bou Zhan King Thin Har-, Chau Duin Yu Kheng, Yoke Chai Chi Wak-,
    Mei Muk Yu Shuet-, Mei Yim Sai Sar- Ching Lei- Lau Har-,
    Yeuk Pou Chu-, Bit Chou Mung-, Mei Tuck Chung-, Hou Dou Teik, Teng Dou Teik-,
    Bat Yiew Shuin-, Wai Ham Si, Bai Hei Ngan Si-, Chee Mong Dou Sai Kan Doh Siew Ngam Yung-,
    Ngoi Tuck Sam, Shuet Tuck Zhan, Bit Kam Dung-, Choi Zhui Sam, Choi Hak Kwat,
    Bat Kok Tung-, Mou Noi Si Leung Sau Seung Yung- Yah Si Kok Tuck Bing Dung-,

    Sai Yeuk-, Choi Mei King Chung For Far-, Zik Dou-, Yoke Chai Zhui Chung Dou- Bin Bai Ngar-,
    Wui Mong Nah Thin Chor Har-, Leung Sin Yu Zhok Mau Mei Chi Far-,
    Yan Si Seung Bin Lui Wui Kit Bah-, King Chi- Yu Wak-,
    Yeuk Pou Chu, Bit Chou Mung, Mei Tuck Chung-, Hou Dou Teik, Teng Dou Teik,
    Bat Yiew Shuin-, Wai Ham Si, Bai Hei Ngan Si-, Chee Mong Dou Sai Kan Doh Siew Ngam Yung-,
    Ngoi Tuck Sam, Shuet Tuck Zhan, Bit Kam Dung-, Choi Zhui Sam, Choi Hak Kwat,
    Bat Kok Tung-, Zhang Kik Han Yah Hor Seung Yung-, Wong Si Yu Chan Cheung Fung-,

    宮心計 TVB (關菊英)

  • Rochelle says:

    For the sixth sentence of the second verse,
    ” tears will bear flowers”

    Isn’t it suppose to be
    ” tears will bear scars” ? I watched the lighting ceremony again to confirm it. Please do check again cuz I might be wrong. Thank you again!! xD

  • lisa says:

    charmaine’s song is great too…. any lyrics?

  • jwong says:

    Pinyin please!!

  • sukii says:

    do you have ping yam for windmill?

  • DKKK says:

    關菊英 – 萬千寵愛(電視劇《公主嫁到》主題曲- Kwan Kuk Ying Man Chin Chung Ngoi Kung Zhu Kar Dou
    (Repeat)* 萬愛千寵 迴腸盪氣的瑰麗 身分相當矜貴
    Man Ngoi Chin Cung, Wui Cheong Dong Hei Teik Kwai Lai/, San Fun Seong Dong King Kwai/,
    眉頭笑靨 精雕金砌 使你著迷
    Mei Tau Siew Yip, Zheng Tiew Kam Chai/, Sai Lei Zhuk Mai/,
    萬眾空巷 熱烈來造勢 一句話 即可得到一切
    Man Zhung Hung Hong, Yit Lit Lai Cou Sai, Yat Kui Wah/, Zik Hor Tuck Dou Yat Chai/,
    大能智慧 氣派絕世 綻放光輝
    Tai Nang Zhi Wai, Hei Pai Zhuet Sai/, Zaan Fong Kwong Fai/,
    望遠山 以心中美善 看到世間美麗
    Mong Yuin San/, Yi Sam Chung Mei Sin, Hon Dou Sai Kan Mei Lai/,
    自信心 能目空一切
    Chee Seon Sam/, Nang Mook Hung Yat Chai/,
    你眼睛 看出真與偽 送我最深約誓
    Lei Ngan Zhing/, Hon Chut Zhan Yu Ngai, Sung Ngor Zhui Sam Yeok Sai/,
    路再彎 兩心依然默契
    Lou Zhoi Wan/, Leong Sam Yi Yin Mak Kai/,
    (Repeat)*
    望遠天 縱星光燦爛 那似我心美麗
    Mong Yuin Thin/, Zhung Seng Kwong Chan Lan, Nah Chi Ngor Sam Mei Lai/,
    自信心 能目空一切
    Chee Soon Sam/, Nang Mook Hung Yat Chai/,
    伴你走 縱千載百煉 也會信守約誓
    Bun Lei Zhau/, Zhung Chin Zhoi Bak Lin, Yah Wui Soon Sau Yeok Sai/,
    愛到底 似金堅 傳萬世
    Ngoi Dou Dai/, Chi Kwam Gin, Chuin Man Sai/,
    就算千金不可買愉快的美夢 開心都可感染
    Zau Shuin Chin Kam Bat Hor Mai Yu Fai Teik Mei Mung/, Hoi Sam Dou Hor Gam Yim/,
    艷陽照遍 清風都暖 水也是甜
    Yim Yeong Zhiew Bin, Ceng Fung Dou Luin/, Shui Yah Si Thim/,
    就算飛出天邊離合百千遍 閉上眼許個願
    Zau Shuin Fei Chut Thin Bin Lei Hap Bak Chin Bin/, Bai Seong Ngan Hui Kwo Yuin/,
    還是有個降落點 再遇見
    Wan Si Yau Kwo Gong Lock Tim/, Zhoi Yu Kin/.

  • monica says:

    awesome, I like canton but I didn’t fully understand the content. The show’s too depressing but the actresses are solid!

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