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Cherry Pie? Or that might be just for Daenerys...

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Number Five! Another Installment of A Game of Thrones: The Disco Musical

1st Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8168467

2nd Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8178539

3rd Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8186381

4th Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8196868

 

 

 

Drago & Dany—Ring my Bell by Anita Ward

AGOT Daenerys III

Khal Drogo followed her out into the moonlight, the bells in his hair tinkling softly. A few yards from her tent was a bed of soft grass, and it was there that Dany drew him down. When he tried to turn her over, she put a hand on his chest. "No," she said. "This night I would look on your face."

 

I'm glad you're home
Well, did you really miss me?
I guess you did by the look in your eye (look in your eye, look in your eye)
Well lay back and relax while I put away the dishes
Then you and me can rock a bell

You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell

The night is young and full of possibilities
Well come on and let yourself be free
My love for you, so long I've been savin'
Tonight was made for me and you

 

Gendry to Arya—Treasure by Bruno Mars—What? Bruno Mars in a disco musical? He has reintroduced disco into modern pop. This video is heavily influenced by the Trampps Disco Inferno and Earth, Wind and Fire's Let's Groove https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrle0x_DHBM 

"Little one," Greenbeard answered, "a peasant may skin a common squirrel for his pot, but if he finds a gold squirrel in his tree he takes it to his lord, or he will wish he did."

"I'm not a squirrel," Arya insisted.

"You are." Greenbeard laughed. "A little gold squirrel who's off to see the lightning lord, whether she wills it or not. He'll know what's to be done with you. I'll wager he sends you back to your lady mother, just as you wish."

There were a dozen men living in the vault beneath the sept, amongst cobwebs and roots and broken wine casks, but they had no word of Beric Dondarrion either. Not even their leader, who wore soot-blackened armor and a crude lightning bolt on his cloak. When Greenbeard saw Arya staring at him, he laughed and said, "The lightning lord is everywhere and nowhere, skinny squirrel."

"I'm not a squirrel," she said. "I'll almost be a woman soon. I'll be one-and-ten."

"Such an angry squirrel," murmured Greenbeard.

Baby squirrel, you's a sexy mother-f*****

Gimme your, gimme your, gimme your attention, baby
I gotta tell you a little somethin' about yourself
You're wonderful, flawless, oh, you're a sexy lady
But you walk around here like you wanna be someone else

I know that you don't know it, but you're fine, so fine
Oh girl, I'm gonna show you when you're mine, oh, mine

Treasure, that is what you are
Honey, you're my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you, if you let me treasure

Pretty girl, pretty girl, pretty girl, you should be smiling
A girl like you should never look so blue
You're everything I see in my dreams
I wouldn't say that to you if it wasn't true

 

 

Robb declared KitN/War of the Five Kings Montage—Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind and Fire (think I spotted the Rainbow Guard in there…)

Dancing is a euphemism for fighting/war in ASOIAF so a Boogie Wonderland would be...

 

Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland
Midnight creeps so slowly into hearts of men who
need want more than they get need
Daylight deals a bad hand to a woman who has laid too many bets

The mirror stares you in the face and says
"Baby, uh, uh, it don't work"
You say your prayers though you don't care
You dance and shake the hurt
Dance, boogie wonderland
Ha, ha, dance
Boogie wonderland

Sounds fly through the night
I chase my vinyl dreams to Boogie Wonderland

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lollygag said:

Ring my Bell by Anita Ward

I'm glad you're home
Well, did you really miss me?
I guess you did by the look in your eye (look in your eye, look in your eye)
Well lay back and relax while I put away the dishes
Then you and me can rock a bell

 

You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell
You can ring my be-e-ell, ring my bell

Bella to Gendry, oblivious to (probably) being his half-sister:

"I'm named Bella. For the battle. I bet I could ring your bell, too. You want to?"

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There's two songs that do it for me.

 

For just general epic-ness, high quest mood-ness and imagery: Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin (to be fair, I also see Tolkien imagery when I listen to this song).

Achilles Last Stand
by Led Zeppelin -

It was an April morning when they told us we should go
As I turn to you, you smiled at me
How could we say no?

Oh, the fun to have
To live the dreams we always had
Oh, the songs to sing
When we at last return again

Slipping off a glancing kiss
To those who claim they know
Below the streets that steam and hiss
The devil's in his hole

Oh, to sail away
To sandy lands and other days
Oh, to touch the dream
Hides inside and never seen, yeah

Into the sun, the south, the north
At last the birds have flown
The shackles of commitment fell
In pieces on the ground

Oh, to ride the wind
To tread the air above the din
Oh, to laugh aloud
Dancing as we fought the crowds, yeah

To seek the man whose pointing hand
The giant step unfolds
With guidance from the curving path
That churns…

To seek the man whose pointing hand
The giant step unfolds
With guidance from the curving path
That churns up into stone

If one bell should ring
In celebration for a king
So fast the heart should beat
As proud the head with heavy feet, yeah

Days went by when you and I
Bathed in eternal summer's glow
As far away and distant
Our mutual child did grow

Oh the sweet refrain
Soothes the soul and calms the pain
Oh Albion remains
Sleeping now to rise again

Wandering and wandering
What place to rest the search?
The mighty arms of Atlas
Hold the heavens from the earth

For the mighty arms of Atlas
Hold the heavens from the earth
From the earth...

 

The other song is right in my location tag: Yours Is No Disgrace by Yes. For some reason it always makes me think of Arya (mainly), but it fits other people's situations too.

Yours Is No Disgrace
by Yes

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place
If the summer change to winter, yours is no disgrace

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are
Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are
Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far
Lost in losing circumstances, that's just where you are

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place
If the summer change to winter, yours is no
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace

Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth
Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, their morals disappear

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human, silly human race
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place
If the summer change to winter, yours is no
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are
Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are
Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far
Lost in losing circumstances, that's just where you are

 

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Six now...

1st Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8168467

2nd Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8178539

3rd Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8186381

4th Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8196868

5th Installment: https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/138698-songs-that-make-us-think-of-a-song-of-ice-and-fire/&do=findComment&comment=8238139

 

 

Arya Water Dancin’ in the Riverlands Montage—Dancing Machine by The Jackson 5 I especially like the implied tragedy of Arya’s arc in this song with the use of “machine” as I often find tragedy in so-called bad-assery. And with all of the alternate identities, Arya referring to herself in the third person isn’t all that weird.

AGOT Arya II

"Just so. Now we will begin the dance. Remember, child, this is not the iron dance of Westeros we are learning, the knight's dance, hacking and hammering, no. This is the bravo's dance, the water dance, swift and sudden. All men are made of water, do you know this? When you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die."

 

 

Rhythmatic, acrobatic
She a dynamite attraction
At the drop of a coin she comes alive, yea
She knows what she's doing
She's super bad now
She's geared to really blow your mind

Dancing, dancing, dancing
She's a dancing machine

 

Cersei’s curious brand of girl-power and her rivalry with Tyrion for power in KL—Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars More modern pop with heavy disco funk influences. These guitar riffs and the brass are so disco funk not to mention the video channels the 70s. I feel like Don't believe me, just watch and Girls hit your hallelujah is what Cersei is all about.

ASOS Tyrion IX

"He may indeed crown Tommen, here in King's Landing. Which is not to say that my brother may not crown Myrcella, down in Sunspear. Will your father make war on your niece on behalf of your nephew? Will your sister?" He gave a shrug. "Perhaps I should marry Queen Cersei after all, on the condition that she support her daughter over her son. Do you think she would?"

Never, Tyrion wanted to say, but the word caught in his throat. Cersei always resented being excluded from power on account of her sex. If Dornish law applied in the west, she would be the heir to Casterly Rock in her own right. She and Jaime were twins, but Cersei had come first into the world, and that was all it took. By championing Myrcella's cause she would be championing her own.

 

 

This s***, that ice cold
Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold
This one, for them hood girls
Them good girls, straight masterpieces

Stylin', while in
Livin' it up in the city
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent
Gotta kiss myself, I'm so pretty

Stop
Wait a minute
Fill my cup, put some liquor in it
Take a sip, sign a check

Julio, get the stretch
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood, Jackson, Mississippi
If we show up, we gon' show out
Smoother than a fresh jar of skippy

I'm too hot (hot damn)
Called a police and a fireman
I'm too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire, man  :rofl:

I'm too hot (hot damn, hot damn)
B****, say my name, you know who I am
I'm too hot (hot damn)
Am I bad 'bout that money?
Break it down

Girls hit your hallelujah (wooh)
Girls hit your hallelujah (wooh)
Girls hit your hallelujah (wooh)
'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you (wooh)

'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you
'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you
Saturday night, and we in the spot
Don't believe me, just watch, come on!

Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

 

Bronn marrying Lollys—Superfly by Curtis Mayfield

 

 

Hard to understand
What a hell of a man
This cat of the slum
Had a mind, wasn't dumb
But a weakness was shown
'Cause his hustle was wrong
His mind was his own
But the man lived alone

Oooh, Superfly
You're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is Do or Die
Ah-ha-ha

The game he plays he plays for keeps
Hustlin' times and ghetto streets
Tryin' ta get over
(That's what he tryin' to do, y'all)

 

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I've been listening to Blondie and loving it - I'd give 'Dreaming' to Sansa because it has the energy she needs, and the words are lovely too...

"Dreaming"

When I met you in the restaurant
You could tell I was no debutante
You asked me what's my pleasure
A movie or a measure?
I'll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming
Dreaming is free

I don't want to live on charity
Pleasure's real or is it fantasy?
Reel to reel is living rarity
People stop and stare at me
We just walk on by - we just keep on dreaming

Feet feet, walking a two mile
Meet meet, meet me at the turnstile
I never met him, I'll never forget him

Dream dream, even for a little while
Dream dream, filling up an idle hour
Fade away, radiate

I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I'd build a road in gold just to have some dreaming

Dreaming is free
Dreaming
Dreaming is free
Dreaming
Dreaming is free

 

While we're at it, I'd dedicate 'Atomic' to Cersei (naturally).

The song that reminds of Arya is 'Halo' by Texas; partly because of the lyrics, but also it has this tone of stellar triumph mixed with tragedy. Arya's story makes me sad.

"Halo"

Bright light city
You're her religion
Superstars in their own private movie
Play just like children

Lies that take her
Places she's never seen
The kiss and tell of it all
To her it seems so obscene

She's so pretty
Her hair is a mess
We all love her
To that we confess

She has a halo
We really do adore her
For she has a halo
Can we touch her

For their blindness
She sees much further
Like on a wide-screen viewing
Going down on her

She's so pretty
Her hair is a mess
We all love her
To that we confess

She has a halo
We really do adore her
For she has a halo
Can we touch her

She believes in everything
She believes in nothing, in everything

Halo, halo, halo, halo
Halo, halo, halo, halo

She has a halo
We really do adore her
For she has a halo
Can we touch her

She has a halo
We really do adore her
For she has a halo
Can we touch her

She believes in everything
She believes in nothing, in everything
She believes in everything
She believes in nothing, in everything

For she has a halo
She has a halo

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Just imagine the TV series' last scene being a montage to this...:

WW getting roasted by dragons, Jon melting away as Dany's winking at him, everybody dancing. What an awesome, bittersweet, ending that would be!

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Tom Waits - All the World is Green (Song about a dream of summer)

Flogging Molly - If I ever leave this World alive (Maybe a Catelyn/LSH song)

Johnny Cash - Hurt (for some reason makes me think of Tywin Lannister)

The Pogues/Dubliners - The Irish Rover (Feels Like a Greyjoy song)

Scorpions - Yellow Raven (reminds me of Bran)

Tom Waits - The Part you throw away (Tyrion and Shae, Sounds like something Symon Silver Tongue could have written)

Tom Waits - Dead and Lovely (Now this reminds me of Ros, I know its a show character but it fits so well)

The Dead South - That Bastard Son (Fits Tyrion to a T, "All dwarfs are bastards in their father’s eyes") [Some lines from the song; "I don't feel no more I just want liquor and dirty whores" and "With all your cheat and all your lies Your faithful father won't forgive Your crimes"]

Edited by kleevedge

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Self Esteem - The Offspring )reminds me of Jaime and Cersei)

Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie (Lady Stoneheart's theme song)

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On 9/15/2018 at 9:58 AM, Trefayne said:

There's two songs that do it for me.

 

For just general epic-ness, high quest mood-ness and imagery: Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin (to be fair, I also see Tolkien imagery when I listen to this song).

Achilles Last Stand
by Led Zeppelin -

 

It was an April morning when they told us we should go
As I turn to you, you smiled at me
How could we say no?

Oh, the fun to have
To live the dreams we always had
Oh, the songs to sing
When we at last return again

Slipping off a glancing kiss
To those who claim they know
Below the streets that steam and hiss
The devil's in his hole

Oh, to sail away
To sandy lands and other days
Oh, to touch the dream
Hides inside and never seen, yeah

Into the sun, the south, the north
At last the birds have flown
The shackles of commitment fell
In pieces on the ground

Oh, to ride the wind
To tread the air above the din
Oh, to laugh aloud
Dancing as we fought the crowds, yeah

To seek the man whose pointing hand
The giant step unfolds
With guidance from the curving path
That churns…

To seek the man whose pointing hand
The giant step unfolds
With guidance from the curving path
That churns up into stone

If one bell should ring
In celebration for a king
So fast the heart should beat
As proud the head with heavy feet, yeah

Days went by when you and I
Bathed in eternal summer's glow
As far away and distant
Our mutual child did grow

Oh the sweet refrain
Soothes the soul and calms the pain
Oh Albion remains
Sleeping now to rise again

Wandering and wandering
What place to rest the search?
The mighty arms of Atlas
Hold the heavens from the earth

For the mighty arms of Atlas
Hold the heavens from the earth
From the earth...

 

The other song is right in my location tag: Yours Is No Disgrace by Yes. For some reason it always makes me think of Arya (mainly), but it fits other people's situations too.

Yours Is No Disgrace
by Yes

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place
If the summer change to winter, yours is no disgrace

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are
Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are
Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far
Lost in losing circumstances, that's just where you are

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place
If the summer change to winter, yours is no
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace

Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth
Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, their morals disappear

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human, silly human race
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place
If the summer change to winter, yours is no
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace
Yours is no disgrace

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are
Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are
Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far
Lost in losing circumstances, that's just where you are

 

Achilles's Last Stand is a truly bitchin' song. 

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12 hours ago, Lost Melnibonean said:

Achilles's Last Stand is a truly bitchin' song. 

 

It never fails to deliver, that's for sure. Assuming that you have the time to listen to the whole thing :D.

 

This one came to mind the other day:

 

Bold As Love

by Jimi Hendrix


Anger, he smiles,
Towering in shiny metallic purple armour,

Queen Jealousy, Envy, waits behind him,
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground.

Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted,
They quietly understand.

Once happy Turquoise armies lay opposite
Ready, but wonder why the fight is on.

But they're all bold as love,
They're all bold as love,
They're all bold as love.
Just ask the Axis

My Red is so confident,
He flashes trophies of war and ribbons of euphoria.

Orange is young, full of daring,
But very unsteady for the first go round.

My Yellow in this case is not so mellow,
In fact, I'm trying to say it's frightened like me,

And all these emotions of mine keep holding me from giving my life
To a rainbow like you.

But, I'm bold as love,
Well I'm bold, bold as love.
I'm bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.

He knows everything.

 

 

Anger (purple) = Robert, The Mountain, The Hound

Jealousy/Envy (green) = Cersei (who else?), Littlefinger, Balon

Blue = The Night Watch, the maesters, the small folk, the COTF

Turquoise = Us, the readers ;)

Red = Robb, Renly, Euron, Joffery, Oberyn, Ramsey, Melisandre... (the list goes on)

Orange = Jon, Arya, Daenerys, Arianne

Yellow = Sam, Catelyn, Sansa, Aeron, Doran and, oddly enough, Tyrion

The Rainbow = ASoIaF

The Axis = GRRM (of course)

Edited by Trefayne
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1 hour ago, Trefayne said:

 

It never fails to deliver, that's for sure. Assuming that you have the time to listen to the whole thing :D.

 

This one came to mind the other day:

 

Bold As Love

by Jimi Hendrix


Anger, he smiles,
Towering in shiny metallic purple armour,

Queen Jealousy, Envy, waits behind him,
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground.

Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted,
They quietly understand.

Once happy Turquoise armies lay opposite
Ready, but wonder why the fight is on.

But they're all bold as love,
They're all bold as love,
They're all bold as love.
Just ask the Axis

My Red is so confident,
He flashes trophies of war and ribbons of euphoria.

Orange is young, full of daring,
But very unsteady for the first go round.

My Yellow in this case is not so mellow,
In fact, I'm trying to say it's frightened like me,

And all these emotions of mine keep holding me from giving my life
To a rainbow like you.

But, I'm bold as love,
Well I'm bold, bold as love.
I'm bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.

He knows everything.

 

 

Anger (purple) = Robert, The Mountain, The Hound

Jealousy/Envy (green) = Cersei (who else?), Littlefinger, Balon

Blue = The Night Watch, the maesters, the small folk, the COTF

Turquoise = Us, the readers ;)

Red = Robb, Renly, Euron, Joffery, Oberyn, Ramsey, Melisandre... (the list goes on)

Orange = Jon, Arya, Daenerys, Arianne

Yellow = Sam, Catelyn, Sansa, Aeron, Doran and, oddly enough, Tyrion

The Rainbow = ASoIaF

The Axis = GRRM (of course)

Are You Experienced? By Jimi Hendrix for Pyat Pree. 

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