Bu Bu Jing Xin OST Song – ‘Three Inches of Heaven’ English Translation and Pinyin Lyrics

So, as requested, here is the english translation of the lyrics for Three Inches of Heaven – San Cun Tian Tang – 三寸天堂.  I’ve also included the pinyin lyrics.  In the last post, I had a video that only played the song for how long it is in the ending credits.  Here is a longer version of the song.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

We’ve stopped at this place, afraid to go any further

Not allowing sorrow to make an appearance

On the next page, the goodbye you hand-wrote

I cannot refuse

We’ve walked this path too hastily

To embrace is not what I’m am truly longing for

It’s too late, I could not wait anymore to look back and appreciate

The scent of magnolia cannot protect against wounds

Don’t look anymore at the sunlight peeking through the clouds

Don’t search anymore for the heaven we had decided upon

Don’t sigh anymore, you said it yourself that humans are transient

Unable to get three inches of daylight

We’ve stopped at this place, afraid to go any further

Not allowing sorrow to make an appearance

On the next page, the goodbye you hand-wrote

I cannot refuse

We’ve walked this path too hastily

To embrace is not what I’m am truly longing for

It’s too late, I could not wait anymore to look back and appreciate

The scent of magnolia cannot protect against wounds

Don’t look anymore at the sunlight peeking through the clouds

Don’t search anymore for the heaven we had decided upon

Don’t sigh anymore, you said it yourself that humans are transient

Unable to get three inches of daylight

Don’t look anymore at the sunlight peeking through the clouds

Don’t search anymore for the heaven we had decided upon

Don’t sigh anymore, you said it yourself that humans are transient

Unable to get three inches of daylight

That place where I loved you was heaven

PINYIN LYRICS

Ting zai zhe li bu gan zou xia qu

Rang bei shang wu fa shang yan

Xia yi ye ni qin shou xie shang de li bie

You bu de wo ju jue

Zhe tiao lu wo men zou de tai cong mang

Yong bao zhe bing bu zhen shi de yu wang

Lai bu ji, deng bu ji hui tou xin shang

Mu lan xiang zhe bu zhu shang

Bu zai kan tian shang tai yang tou guo yun cai de guang

Bu zai zhao yue ding le de tian tang

Bu zai tan ni shuo guo de ren jian shi shi wu chang

Jie bu dao de san cun ri guang

Ting zai zhe li bu gan zou xia qu

Rang bei shang wu fa shang yan

Xia yi ye ni qin shou xie shang de li bie

You bu de wo ju jue

Zhe tiao lu wo men zou de tai cong mang

Yong bao zhe bing bu zhen shi de yu wang

Lai bu ji, deng bu ji hui tou xin shang

Mu lan xiang zhe bu zhu shang

Bu zai kan tian shang tai yang tou guo yun cai de guang

Bu zai zhao yue ding le de tian tang

Bu zai tan ni shuo guo de ren jian shi shi wu chang

Jie bu dao de san cun ri guang

Bu zai kan tian shang tai yang tou guo yun cai de guang

Bu zai zhao yue ding le de tian tang

Bu zai tan ni shuo guo de ren jian shi shi wu chang

Jie bu dao de san cun ri guang

Na tian tang shi wo ai guo ni de di fang

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11 thoughts on “Bu Bu Jing Xin OST Song – ‘Three Inches of Heaven’ English Translation and Pinyin Lyrics

  1. lia00027 says:

    What u did by writing down the pinyin and the english translation is really helpful for most of non chinese speaker. Thanks for did the eng sub n the pinyin. It’s really useful n helpful to understand more the meaning of the song.

  2. rita says:

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate your effort!

  3. carrie says:

    such a nice song. Thanks

  4. WENDY says:

    Hi, I think you did a really good translation.

    However, just wanted to point out this line which you may have interpreted too ‘literally’:
    To embrace is not what I’m am truly longing for

    The actual meaning should be:
    Holding on to unrealistic desires

    Cheers!

    • lalaladdy says:

      Ohhhh ok! ahaha thank you! I’m sorry, I’m not really very fluent in Chinese (haha sad ABC life) so lots of times I don’t understand things if they’re not like the literal words ahaha. I’m going to China over the summer though so hopefully I’ll pick up more and be able to translate better (hehe senior year next year lots of time on my hands after apps are in). Thanks again!🙂

  5. Ashley says:

    Love it love it love it omg ahhh!

  6. Melody says:

    Wow, unbelievable!
    You translated the whole thing perfectly.
    I love your site.
    I got most of my chinese lyrics from your site.
    Wow! Just wow!
    Thanx for all the lyrics!!!

    • lalaladdy says:

      ahaha awww, thank you bb ^^ but nooo they are far from perfect, i still have a long way to go before i can translate songs perfectly, getting all of the discreet subtle connotations; in fact i may never reach that level… but you’re very welcome!🙂

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