Did you know Wallace Chung, the leading man for General and I, is the singer of the theme song that appears at the end of each episode? There's something special about the song named "A Lonesome Blossom."

First of all, the name of the song, "A Lonesome Blossom," captures the essence of the Chinese title for the drama. Although the drama's English title is "General and I," the title of the original novel and the drama is actually a very poetic phrase, "A Lonesome Flower Awaits Appreciation."* 

The song expresses the desperate longing of a warrior who is concerned about a world that is about to enter turmoil. He will fight in the battlefield but he also wonders when he'll ever see his lover again. He hopes she'll remember him.

Who else should sing the touching ballad but Wallace Chung, whose character, Chu Bei Jie, is the general who falls in love with Bai Ping Ting (Angelababy), a young woman with the mind of a military strategist. Unfortunately, they are subjects of two opposing kingdoms. How do they pledge love to each other when their allegiances often diverge? Our leading couple will experience this conflicted feeling together and apart as they try to survive in their world of warring states.

Wallace Chung participated in the song's production and was instrumental in adopting a rock music format in performing the song. The result perfectly conveys a warrior's yearning for his lover while he is fighting a fierce battle.

The lyrics are written by Zhang Mong Wan, with the song written by Justin Chen and arranged by PheBe Chou.

Let's watch this fan-made video with the lyrics fully translated in English:

Now that you know what the song means, here's an excellent fan-made video combining scenes from Wallace Chung's recent performance of the song on stage:

Check out the other beautiful OSTs HERE.


General and I - 孤芳不自赏

Starring Angela Yeung (Angelababy) and Wallace Chung

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* My translation

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