Podricks Song Is Connected to a Major Game of Thrones Prophecy

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target Game of Thrones is known for its music moments, and Season 8, Episode 2 featured Podrick Payne, Brienne of Tarth’s squire, singing a beautiful ballad that is linked to George R.R. Martin’s books and one of the show’s most mysterious prophecies.[Editor’s note: This post contains many plot points from Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 and if you haven’t caught up on the series, you should stop reading this right now.]Following Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth’s emotional knighting scene, Podrick Payne showed off his tenor voice and awed audiences with a song that nodded to some of the heroes enjoying their last night on Earth. Book readers watching the show also recognized that this ballad is “Jenny’s Song,” one of the songs from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire that hasn’t been performed on the series yet, Vanity Fair reported.In the books, readers have only seen one line in the song, “High in the halls of the kings who are gone, Jenny would dance with her ghosts.” Podrick Payne’s version contains lyrics that they’ve never heard, and the song was performed by Florence + the Machine for the episode’s closing credits.Here are the full “Jenny’s Song” lyrics that Podrick Payne sings:High in the halls of the kings who are goneJenny would dance with her ghosts.The ones she had lost and the ones she had foundAnd the ones who had loved her the most.The ones who’d been gone for so very longShe couldn’t remember their namesThey spun her around on the damp cold stoneSpun away all her sorrow and painAnd she never wanted to leaveNever wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.Never wanted to leave.“Jenny’s Song” isn’t only a pre-battle ballad: It might be tied to one of Game of Thrones’ most unresolved prophecies, which involves Jon Snow and his true Targaryen heritage, Polygon noted. In George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, the Ghost of High Heart requests that Arya Stark sing her “my Jenny’s song,” which causes the old woman to weep.Here’s where it gets tricky: Jenny of Oldstones, a reported descendent of the First Men married Duncan Targaryen. After some trouble, Jenny of Oldstones was accepted into court following her marriage with Duncan Targaryen, and she brought a woman she was friends with, who was also known as a woods witch that might have been one of the Children of the Forest or a dwarf.Unfortunately, Duncan Targaryen, and most likely Jenny of Oldstones perished in the Tragedy of Summerhall, an accident that might have been caused by introducing dragons back to the Seven Kingdoms. Even though many people died, it is believed that the woods witch might have survived the fire and she might be the same old woman who asks Arya Stark to sing her “my Jenny’s song.” This same woods witch reportedly prophesied that The Prince Who Was Promised would hail from the line of Prince Aerys and Princess Rhaella, also known as Jon Snow’s grandparents. “Jenny’s Song” could be a reference to the Prince Who Was Promised prophecy and who the saviors of Westeros might be.Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 airs on HBO on Sunday, April 27.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Recap: Drink With Me to Days Gone ByFirst Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Photos‘Game of Thrones’ Writer: It Was ‘Tough’ to Reveal Jon Snow’s True Heritagelast_img read more