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PERSIAN LUV by ovqa

This song is of a man that falls in love with a nicaraguan woman, and what I like is that it so simply creates a relaxed mood, but also indicates towards that powerful love or longing for her. It makes me think of a Japanese phrase with no translation to english: Koi No Yokan. It’s the sense upon first meeting a person and the two of you are going to fall into love. It’s not “love at first sight,” since it implies that you might have a sense of imminent love, somewhere down the road, without yet feeling it. The term captures the hinting of inevitable love in the future, rather than the instant attraction implied by love at first sight.

It’s sung by a man, about a woman that he met saying “persian rugs… thought she was persian love”. It’s almost as though he has been put in some sort of a dream state in the memory of her and keeps revisiting her there. Maybe there’s a specific space in his mind where he sees her and her persona, a tranquil place and she’s at the centre of it.

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