Friday, November 4, 2011

In Time With You OST: Translated Lyrics for "I Won't Love You" by Wilson Chen

Luckily, I'm on time with In Time With You
Ello! You can expect to see me returning from my cave whenever there's a highly addictive show airing (then again, "addictive" is subjective). This time, it's a TWDrama! Well well well, who'd thought. This is romance done well, w/o the usual twdrama slapstick routine (read: romcoms) or the OTTness (read: rom without the com) that has become inseparable from Taiwanese dramas.

Not that I mind funnies and OTTness, but once in a while the girl needs to de-suspend her disbelief, y'know? That's where this show comes in like a breath of fresh air. It's real AND a joy to watch. I guess you can call it the feel good version of the The Fierce Wife (which was real, but NOT enjoyable).
I appreciate the fact that the main dude in this show, Li Da Ren (played by Wilson Chen) gets to have the passive character trait usually attributed to the 2nd lead. It's about time we get a decent main character, a variation of the holy trinity in a drama = Spunky Girl + Douchebag Boy + Saintly 2nd lead. But in here, to our everlasting headdesking (and basically what makes this show 13 episodes long), the man simply won't. make. a FRICKIN' move. Frankly, I think if given the choice, he'll just sit contentedly by the sidelines and play friends till the cows come home.
That's when the bad boy (turned good?) comes to town to give Da Ren a lil' nudge (more like pushes him off the cliff... but hey, no complains from me here). And the fact that he is yummy and has this tinge of American accent whenever he speaks Chinese doesn't hurt either ;P

So anyways, as I promised, this is the translated lyrics for the aptly named "I Won't Love You," which is basically about how Da Ren is convincing himself he doesn't love You Qing (Ariel Lin). The saddest thing is, at the end he even convinces her that he doesn't love her, telling her "not to think about it." Boy, there's a martyr if I ever heard one.

Song: I Won't Love You
Lyricist: Xu Yu Ting (who's also the scriptwriter of this show)
Composer: Wilson Chen Bo Lin, Wang Hong En
Artist: Wilson Chen 

I think I probably, probably won't love you.
I tried, tried hard not to fall for you.
That's why I let myself like you so.
That way you won't have the heart to stay away from me.

I think I hate, hate the arrogant you.
Also, the beautiful, beautiful you.
That's why I want to pretend to hate you.
So that you can't bear to leave me.
I must say, I really won't love you
I don't like the way you invade all of my thoughts.
Even your chuckle leads me on.
From the breakfast after "good morning" till the "goodnight" after dinner
Stop laughing, stop laughing, I won't love you.

I tried to forget, free myself, but you're still in my eyes
I loved, I hated, but it doesn't affect my breathing
Turns out it's too late for me to get out of this secret love for you

You don't have to understand, I really won't love you
I don't want you to be down because of me,
The city that has you in it is even beautiful when it rains.
From the sun after dawn to the moonlight in the middle of the night 
Don't think about it (don't think about it), I won't love you

Don't think about it (don't think about it), I won't love you


  1. this is random for this post, but chloe, you should seriously watch this kdrama: Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. You'll love it! It has scheduler from 49 days as the main guy and the drama is just great. Check it out~

  2. Thank you so much for the translation! I've been looking for it for a long time & finally I can appreciate the song to the fullest. The music & the rendition of Bolin Chen is so poignant, so fitting to his character.

    I love IN TIME WITH YOU. Not the typical Taiwan "idol" dramas. The script is lovely, directed artistically and superb acting from Ariel & Bolin. They just have such real & amazing chemistry. Thanks again!!! :)

  3. @hanhie: Thanks for the suggestion! And no, it's no randomness. All the posts here are merely a cover to talk about dramas some more, hehe. You know what, I've been reading its recaps from dbeans, and they got me at Biscuit Teacher. I love that show!

    It's just that for some inexplicable reason, I miss listening to languages I grew up with, hence the binge on American shows (English) and rewatching old twdramas(Chinese)lately. Must have watched too much kdramas earlier in the year (can there be such a thing as too much kdramas?)

    Currently hooked on American shows, lol. It's Southern Goodness on Tuesdays and Supernatural Fridays for me. Namely Hart of Dixie, The Secret Cirle and The Vampire Diaries.

    @Anon: Ikr! The song is so fitting because the words are written by the scriptwriter herself. Maybe it's because of the simple melody and no fancy pitches, but it speaks right to the heart, from Da Ren to You Qing. So sweet la *melts* :X

  4. Hi Chloe,
    I was randomly checking out your blog after I watched Flower Boy Ramyun Shop too.
    (thought maybeee just maybeee you'll have those preview update here... )
    With the In Time With You, I have been wanting to watch it too.. just a question will the show aggravate me from the endless passiveness? Hope he change his mind NOT after 13 eps right?

    Glad to have you back :)

  5. @alfani: Hey there, girl!!! How are you? Oh no you didn't just tempt me. I am *this* close to taking a peek at the latest episode. But am strangely contented with the status quo of being addicted to this lovely show right now. I feel like rewatching ITW from the beginning :D

    As for your question, well, the show def didn't grate on my nerves. It's probably because they have been friends for so long, things get comfortable, you know? As the eps go by, you see him thawing off his denial and you rejoice. Her, she has this moments where she thinks of him as more than just a friend, but brushes it off as wishful thinking(?). I guess I don't really feel the rush because they have so much good moments together, and I just revel in that. Besides, I like this Ding fella and slow Da Ren = more make-out sessions with You Qing;)) Hey, all's fair in love and war, you snooze you lose, right? ;)

    Oh but P.S (wouldn't want to mislead you lol): A word of caution as this opinion is only up till Ep 8, I have yet to watch 9 and the general consensus @Baidu is that it's VERY frustrating for Da Ren fans, lols.

  6. Wow! Speechless! Thank you very much for this translation ^^ You're a great help! The message of the song blown me away!

  7. @PurpleLee: You're welcome. He's such a goner, isn't he? Gosh, Da Ren, 'fess up already!

  8. after ISWAK i never thought that i would become addicted again with taiwanese drama...i really love ITWY and i can't wait to finish it and watch all over again for over a 100x...

  9. Dear,
    May I have the pinyin translation coz I wanna practise this song so much.
    If anyone and help me with this, thanh you very much >;D<

  10. Thank you for the translations!

    Such as Khoai, May I also have the pinyin translation of this song because I would like to practice it in Chinese as well.

    Thanks! ;)

  11. this song is nice and good :) love it to the max <3

  12. i think chen bolin have a similar face with me :D hahahaha

    1. I think you are mighty good lookin' then. Woot!