A Lannister Always Pays His Debts
Ramin Djawadi Lyrics


And who are you, the proud lord said,
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that's all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws,
And mine are long and sharp, my Lord,
as long and sharp as yours.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes, now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.
And who are you, the proud lord said,
that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that's all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
a lion still has claws,
And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
as long and sharp as yours.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes, now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

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Gerard Beaubrun

“A Lannister always pays his debt”, as a theme is one of the most cleverly penned tour de force from Ramin Djawadi but clearly one of the most deceptive and intentionally ambivalent.

Consider a viewer who happens to stumble upon the Third Season of Game of Throne, not knowing anything about the difference the Lannister’s sinister and strategic backstory. This specific theme seems to enter at moment where members of Lannister clan are confronted with a reality where despite the exhibited nastiness, they are compelled to ask in a way that honor the concept of legacy. In this viewer’s eye moment’s like the one starting at 0:51 clearly sound heroic.
The coming together of the orchestra words beautifully to fully express the tragic nature of these moments. As the theme ends at 2:35 that viewers is gripped by a sense of the unfinished, confronted with the fact that the Lannister’s reign is precarious and praying that its strong foundation do not crumble from within.

Now for the viewer who has seen the machinations of this morally wayward family the looming introduction with the heavy cello and bass is fitting. This family’s double standards have made Tyrion, the true strategic heir of this dynasty and the only one who suffers from the anti Lannisteresque emotion of fairness, a tragic and affable character. For this viewer. It is not surprising that the beautiful almost ethereal contrapuntal portion of the song starting at 0:51 yields to the brutal drum oriented war ballad fully developed at 1:11.
For this viewer, the blood stained rains of Castamere cleverly taint even the most beautiful portions of this piece. 1:565 in that perspective almost plays like the theme for a just but brutal quest of retribution.

Yes there is beauty in this family’s desire to stay on top, yes there is strength in that superhuman focus but it is maniacal for whoever venture himself or herself in the Lannister accepts or readily embraces harm and obliteration.

Despite all views on this family one thing certain. The nice string sliding from one heroic chord to a rousing one in 1:56 reminds us of not only their might but the herculean enterprise they’ve given themselves to. They are truly formidable, cunning and the listener cannot help almost standing in awe before their drive.

The almost emotional reinstatement of the theme at 2:19 suggest in truth that if this family doesn’t come together it is bound to fall. It is almost a 4th wall cry, an earnest urge to the Lannisters to come together and combine forces in fairness, compassion if not for the world simply for themselves. The theme ends almost in an unfinished tone.

The fate of this powerful, ambitious and flawed dynasty as the theme demonstrate is shrouded in uncertainty woven by threads mystery, passions, ambitions, pettiness and inner strength. What will prevail?



Lauri Pulkkinen

@xXxallyexXx I say decent, because in this universe, or rather in real life, there are no "good" people in my view. Nor actually bad ones either. You get good people acting selfishly and bad people acting unselfishly from time to time.

Everything that we do, especially when it comes to social interactions, is always subjective. It's quite easy to realize this if you are in a relationship (love or friendship) with someone, and that someone is currently angry at you for something. You picture a discussion in your head, what to say and what not to say, and realize, that there is no way you can be completely on their side. Or even be objective. There is always some point of view to interpret your actions from, some special question or an idea of a motive, that turns what you are trying to do seem like a bad thing. Even shutting up can be interpreted as a sign of betrayal.

There really is no such thing as this weird "peace of mind" between two people.

What it boils down to is trust. And how trust is gained boils down to actions, how to behave around people, what to say to them. How close your morals and ideas are with theirs.

And when it comes to love and caring, I see it as a way of accepting someone. Not parts of someone, but just as the person is. Faults and everything. That's the problem with caring in many relationships. You just care, no matter how he or she behaves. They can destroy the world, and still you'd care.

We all have our limits of morality, but sadly those limits are quite easily stretched. Law isn't morality, for a good reason. So when we ourselves start to judge other people's actions, it's as ridiculously subjective as their actions have been. "He has to take responsibility for what he has done. Is it his responsibility completely? Who's responsibility is it then? Surely not mine, I had nothing to do with it."

Tyrion does what he does, because he is who he is. You could say that "he is a good man", but that isn't exactly true, is it? On the other hand, if you accept him enough, and your morality is flexible, then maybe he is a good man. Doesn't really matter. That compilation of different shades of grey that makes him Tyrion Lannister is why people, including me, like this character.

Awfully long post to say that it's a matter of opinion. Of course you are entitled to an opinion as much as anyone else.



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Walder Frey: I feel I've been remiss in my duties. I've given you meat, wine and music but I haven't shown you the hospitality you deserve. My king has married and I owe my new queen a wedding gift.
Catelyn Stark: Slaps Roose Robb!
[...]
Walder Frey: The King in the North arises. Chuckles
Catelyn Stark: Lord Walder! Lord Walder, enough! Let it end! Please... he is my son! My first son! Let him go and I swear we will all forget this. I swear it by the Old Gods and New! We will take no vengeance!
Walder Frey: You already swore me one oath right here in my castle. You swore by all the gods your son would marry my daughter!
Catelyn Stark: Take me for a hostage, but let Robb go! Robb, get up! Get up and walk out! Please... please!
Walder Frey: And why would I let him do that?
Catelyn Stark: On my honor as a Tully...on my honor as a Stark...let him go, or I will cut your wife's throat!
Walder Frey: I'll find another.
Robb Stark: Mother...
Roose Bolton: The Lannisters send their regards. Stabs Robb in the heart
Catelyn Stark: Screams and cuts Joyeuse's throat
Walder Rivers: Cuts Catelyn's throat



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iRayed92

Two things i like from the Lannisters

1- Tyrion Lannister
2- there soundtracks

the l33t hamm3rbro

Tywin?

Eduardo Gonzalez

5. Tywin fucking Lannister

Po Der Drachenkrieger

@iRayed92 Thank you

Rafayet Rahman Ratul

I like all of them. They are one of the best characters in the whole series.

Sunil_de

*their

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A Beautiful song for weddings, don't you agree?

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I think this is a sad song

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