Ou se, ou se, de je nan tèt mwen…
Ou se, ou se, limit chimen mwen
Ou se, ou se, sèl flè jaden mwen
You are, you are my two eyes
You are, you are, the limit of my road
You are, you are, the sole flower of my garden
Can you imagine likening another human being to your eyes? Your eyes are your body’s spiritual binoculars, your view of the world around you. The indispensable organ. This song by Zin, with Alan Cavé, singing lead, has got to be one of the most earnest songs, and one of the most memorable love songs ever.
San non kò mwen ap bouyi chak fwa ke mwen mwen sonje wou
My boil goes to a boil, every time I think of you
Goodness, gracious, what a visual! Those leukocytes and plasma on high temperature.
Cave’s voice, oh, so soft. This man has the sort of voice, the type of voice that can calm your nerves during a nuclear war, that can make you feel alright when you’re trying to hide under a rock during Armageddon.
And how about that little bridge at 1:57, that’s perfect for some bedroom belly-dancing, if you’re into that. Not me, though. This song is so unforgettable, just the same; memorable, just lovely.
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