Lost Melnibonean

Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

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On 6/8/2016 at 5:01 AM, OuttaOldtown said:

So many Grateful Dead songs, Lady With a Fan (phase one of Terepin Station) is one I overlooked for years as being connected to ASoIaF, reminds me of visions & prophecies..

Let my inspiration flow, in token rhyme suggesting rhythm
That will not forsake me, till my tale is told and done
While the fire lights aglow, strange shadows from the flames will grow
Till things we've never seen will seem familiar

Shadows of a sailor forming winds both foul and fair, all swarm
Down in Carlisle he loved a lady many years ago
Here beside him stands a man, a soldier by the looks of him, 
Who came through many fights, but lost at love

While the story teller speaks, a door within the fire creaks, 
Suddenly flies open, and a girl is standing there
Eyes alight, with glowing hair, all that fancy paints as fair
She takes her fan and throws it in the lion's den 

Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell?
I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance
The sailor gave at least a try; the soldier, being much too wise,
Strategy was his strength, and not disaster

The sailor, coming out again, the lady fairly leapt at him
That's how it stands today. You decide if he was wise 
The story teller makes no choice, soon you will not hear his voice
His job is to shed light, and not to master

Since the end is never told we pay the teller off in gold 
In hopes he will come back, but he cannot be bought or sold.

I see a few grateful dead tunes, I can't believe nobody has said mountains of the moon yet. It fits perfect! Especially the part about all the dancing kings and wives..

I'll post a link below so you can take a listen.. It even sounds like it belongs in this world..

Cold mountain water, the jade merchant's daughter,
Mountains of the moon, electra bow and bend to me.
Hi ho the carrion crow fol de rol de riddle
Hi ho the carrion crow bow and bend to me.

Hey, Tom Banjo hey a laurel, more than laurel you say sow.
More than laurel you may sow.
Hey, the laurel, hey the city in the rain,
Hey, hey, hey the wild wheat waving in the wind.

Twenty degrees of solitude, twenty degrees in all,
All the dancing kings and wives assembled in the hall.
Lost is the long and loneliest town fairly sybil flying.
All along the, all along the mountains of the moon.

Hey, Tom Banjo it's time to matter,
The earth will see you on through this time,
The earth will see you on through this time.

Down by the water, the Marsh King's daughter, did you know?
Clothed in totters always will be. Tom, where did you go?

Mountains of the moon, Electra, mountains of the moon,
All along the, all along the mountains of the moon.

Hi ho the carrion crow fol de rol de riddle
Hi ho the carrion crow bow and bend to me.
Bend to me. Na da da da da da da da da da da da.

 

Edited by Lady_of_the_black

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5 minutes ago, Lady_of_the_black said:

I see a few grateful dead tunes, I can't believe nobody has said mountains of the moon yet. It fits perfect!

I'll post a link below so you can take a listen.. It even sounds like it belongs in this world..

 

Cold mountain water, the jade merchant's daughter,
Mountains of the moon, electra bow and bend to me.
Hi ho the carrion crow fol de rol de riddle
Hi ho the carrion crow bow and bend to me.

Hey, Tom Banjo hey a laurel, more than laurel you say sow.
More than laurel you may sow.
Hey, the laurel, hey the city in the rain,
Hey, hey, hey the wild wheat waving in the wind.

Twenty degrees of solitude, twenty degrees in all,
All the dancing kings and wives assembled in the hall.
Lost is the long and loneliest town fairly sybil flying.
All along the, all along the mountains of the moon.

Hey, Tom Banjo it's time to matter,
The earth will see you on through this time,
The earth will see you on through this time.

Down by the water, the Marsh King's daughter, did you know?
Clothed in totters always will be. Tom, where did you go?

Mountains of the moon, Electra, mountains of the moon,
All along the, all along the mountains of the moon.

Hi ho the carrion crow fol de rol de riddle
Hi ho the carrion crow bow and bend to me.
Bend to me. Na da da da da da da da da da da da.

 

Down by the water, the Marsh King's daughter,!

Yeah, so many cool references..

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Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden for Ramsey.

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Falconer: Mindtraveller

It reminds me a lot of Bran's arc.

I travel over high mountains
Through deep valleys and forests
Crossing great rivers
In search of knowledge of the gods
From far beyond place and time
I hear a whispering wind,
It tells me to strive on
Through the horizon of my thoughts

I am the mindtraveller
My quest is man's destiny
Teach me secret holy spells
And the wisdom of the elderly
Gazing into my mind
Entering my soul.
Is there not a secret to unfold.
(Here I have advices to be told)

I am the mindtraveller
Seeking wisdom of yore

I am the mindexplorer
Striving to know so much more
Spirits of history fill my soul
With divine old words
I am on the right track
Out of the haze I'll emerge

I reach unknown croners
In the back of my mind
Never been here before
Still I recognise it all.
I hear the whispering voices
Clearly all around me,
Echoing in the valley
Where magic intellect dwells

Finally I can see the blind
Not knowing why they exists,
I hear laments of nature,
Where led the path we missed?

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Alef Pfeffer's "Through the Night", with Malukah, has a distinct ASOIAF feel for me:

 

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Kill the King by Rainbow for Aerys

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Someone already wrote this in a similar thread, but "Seven Nation Army" is perfect for ASOIAF. It would fit for several characters that have been fighting against all of Westeros, have been trying or are going to do so in the future; The Night's King, Aegon the Conqueror, Robert Baratheon(not all of Westeros but you get it) and so forth

 

I also think it could be a really good song for Arya("And I'm talking to myself at night because I can't forget" etc. "Everyone knows about it. From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell" makes me think of Cersei and the Cleganes, BTW, which would also fit in with Arya's vengeance arc.)

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Not sure if someone said this already, I haven't been through all the replies but

Broken Crown by Mumford & Sons

It could apply to multiple characters, mostly Starks such as Ned, Robb and Jon. 
However lots of Mumford & Sons songs remind me of ASOIAF and it's characters.)

Believe (Davos, Stannis, Sansa, basically any character that isn't sure of what they believe or who they are.)
Hopeless Wanderer (Arya, The Hound, Tyrion, any character that feels hopeless, or that they don't belong, and wanders.)
Little Lion Man (Tyrion, basically the perfect song for him. Could apply to Jaime as well.)
Winter Winds (Jon, Sam, Robb, characters in the North who struggle with love and the circumstances like Jon and Sam being in the Night's Watch and loving wildlings and Robb being already betrothed to another woman.)
Liar (Theon, Tyrion, characters who are seen as cowards and liars.)
Lovers Eyes (Jon, Sam, Robb, same as Winter Winds basically. Characters who are in love and struggle with it.)
Sigh No More (Cersei & Jaime, Jon & Ygritte, couples whose love brings out the best in each others lives.)
Timshel (Jon & Sam, Bran & Meera, strong friendships.)

 

Edited by A_Man_Is_No_One

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Dire Wolf by the Grateful Dead as well

"In the timbers to Fennario, the wolves are running round
The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet 'neath the ground"
 

Uncle John's Band has 

t's a buck dancer's choice my friend better take my advice
You know all the rules by now and the fire from the ice

 

It's the same story the crow told me; it's the only one he knows
Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go
 

 

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I think the funniest one I can think of for Melisandre would be "This little light of mine". At least I think it's funny. Like I think this is hilarious listening to it and thinking of her

 

Off the top of the head some others would be:

"I'm Coming Home" by Diddy ft Skylar Grey is Dany's theme song as she's flying to Westeros. 

"Day n Night" by Kid Cudi can fit Arya right now if you change the gender of the song. Basically it's all about being alone.

"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses seems like it could fit LittleFinger thinking of Sansa. 

"Knocking on Heaven Door" by Guns N' Roses fits Jon well.

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On June 16, 2016 at 6:26 PM, Lady Blizzardborn said:

"You'll Be Back" from Hamilton. Saw a mention in the comments on YouTube about how King George sounds a lot like Ramsay Bolton in this and I can't un-notice that now. 

I can see why you would think of Ramsay.  Though when I listened to it Aerys II came to my mind.  

Another Hamilton song that made think of ASOIAF was "Washington On Your Side."  While its lyrics may not be directly applicable I think the spirit and sentiment really capture how Marsh and his faction feel about Jon.       

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"Fire and Ice" - Pat Benatar

moreso for the title than the lyrics or music.

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"The Unforgiven" by Metallica for Theon

"Creep" by Radiohead for Sansa & Sandor Clegane (SanSan, yeees)

"Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak for almost all romantic storylines in the series

 "Heathen Foray" by Falkenbach for the Wildlings

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"Elephant man" and "Pendulous skin" by Mastodon remind me of the North

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Someone must have said it but after five pages forgive me if i repeat...the song for me is All along the Watchtower...bob dylan or jimi hendrix...i think if you listen to the lyrics it is obvious...

Edited by house of dayne

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All Along the Watchtower

There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief

Business men, they drink my wine
Plowman dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word
Hey, hey

No reason to get excited
The thief he kindly spoke
There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But, uh, but you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us stop talkin' falsely now
The hour's getting late, hey

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too
Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl

Songwriters: BOB DYLAN
© BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO

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another one that slipped the cracks..

Red Right Hand by Nick Cave

Take a little walk to the edge of town
Go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms,
like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks
Where secrets lie in the border fires,
in the humming wires
Hey man, you know
you're never coming back
Past the square, past the bridge,
past the mills, past the stacks
On a gathering storm comes
a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with
a red right hand

He'll wrap you in his arms,
tell you that you've been a good boy
He'll rekindle all the dreams
it took you a lifetime to destroy
He'll reach deep into the hole,
heal your shrinking soul
But there won't be a single thing
That you can do.
He's a god, he's a man,
he's a ghost, he's a guru
They're whispering his name
through this disappearing land
But hidden in his coat
is a red right hand

You ain't got no money?
He'll get you some
You ain't got no car?
He'll get you one
You ain't have no self-respect,
you feel like an insect
Well don't you worry buddy,
cause here he comes
Through the ghettos and the barrio
and the bowery and the slum
A shadow is cast wherever he stands
Stacks of green paper in his
red right hand

(Organ solo)

You'll see him in your nightmares,
you'll see him in your dreams
He'll appear out of nowhere but
he ain't what he seems
You'll see him in your head,
on the TV screen
And hey buddy, I'm warning
you to turn it off
He's a ghost, he's a god,
he's a man, he's a guru
You're one microscopic cog
in his catastrophic plan
Designed and directed by
his red right hand

(Organ solo)

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forgive me, but one more came to mind..different war but the themes resonate...

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Songwriters
ROBBIE ROBERTSON

Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train
'Till Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive
By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well

The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin' they went
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me
"Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E Lee"
Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good
Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
But they should never have taken the very best

The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin' they went
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,

Like my father before me, I will work the land
Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand
He was just eighteen, proud and brave, but a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the mud below my feet,
You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat

The night they drove old Dixie down, and the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down, and all the people were singin', they went
Na, la, na, la, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na,

The night they drove old Dixie down, and all the bells were ringing,
The night they drove old Dixie down, and the people were singin', they went
Na, la, na, la, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

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Steeler by Judas Priest for Wyman Manderly 

War Pigs by Black Sabbath for the Five Kings ... and maybe for the wee dwarfs savaging the babe in THOTUO but I prefer a different interpretation of that vision. 

Edited by Lost Melnibonean

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