Little Baby Sheds Tears Listening To Faye Wong’s “Legend”

Chinese baby cries while listening to Faye Wong's "Legend".

Chinese baby cries while listening to Faye Wong's "Legend".

This video has been shared many times on Chinese social network Ren Ren, QQ, Sina Weibo. This copy on Youku, has over 1.1 million views.

From Youku:

6-month-old baby quietly sheds tears while listening to Faye Wong’s 《传奇》 [“Legend”]

[The song] was played a total of 3 times, with this recording being of the last time. When you watch it, be sure to turn up the sound, and watch it to the end.

On YouTube:

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Here are the lyrics to the song with English translations from KuPig:

王菲- 传奇
Faye Wong – Legend

Just because the one more glance I took of you in the crowd

I haven’t since been able to forget your face

Wishing for another chance encounter someday

From then on I began to think about you alone

When I’m thinking about you, you are far far away

When I’m thinking about you, you are before my eyes

When I’m thinking about you, you are in my heart

When I’m thinking about you, you are in my mind

I’d rather believe that we had a past life promise

And this life our love story will not change

I’d rather spend my whole life waiting for you to realize

That I’ve been always by your side and never away

Comments from Liba:


Are you sure she isn’t just scared?


Was there someone teasing him before? When my baby was small, he was the same way. As long as an adult pretended to cry, he would then really cry!


More like who is on the side cutting onions?


Could he be thinking of a lover from a past life? 汗


I believe in past lives. Don’t they say that babies remember things from their past lives, just that they don’t know how to express themselves. Some children even have a “third eye”/”heavenly eye”, though it closes as they get older.


Her eyes have an expression. It isn’t the kind where you have tears from keeping your eyes open for too long.

I have never seen a hungry, needs changing, or whose eyes are irritated and is uncomfortable baby shed tears without making a sound.

I believe in past lives. But a 6 month old baby being able to understand such a complicated lyrics would be too odd.


I think this baby really did understand, her expression changed on a higher level, not like how your average baby cries…


It does look like there is some something [of deeper significance] in the little child’s eyes…
Such a small child wouldn’t be so quiet/silent when they cry, they normally cry loudly.


Not yet an adult, maybe [she] has memories from a past life.


It is mysterious/mystical. Especially when she cries at the chorus. Before the second chorus, it looked like she had calmed down, but when it got to the chorus, she was overwhelmed again. I wonder what lyric touched her emotions.


Watching this even I want to cry…

[And yet] the parent bears to let her listen for so long…

If it were me, I would’ve turned it off long ago….

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I believe in reincarnation, and the little baby probably understood [the song].

Here is an English remake of Faye Wong’s song by Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR) called “Fairy Tale”:

Michael Learns To Rock.

On YouTube:

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Go find lovers from your past life. Personals @ chinaSMACK.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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