It’s no secret, not after countless books by George R. R. Martin and six seasons of HBO’s watercooler-stomping megahit TV show, that everybody, and I mean everybody, wants to rule to rule the world.
Or in this case, sit upon the Iron Throne and look out upon the Seven Kingdoms and many and varied lands beyond.
We have witnessed this grand ambition played out in many different ways by many different people – the one constant being people died … A LOT – but never have I seen it captured eloquently and artistically, and damn near poetically, as in this montage video by Vine user Winterfell’s Princess.
Using the pitch-perfect cover by Lorde of Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, first released for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, which is saturated in portentous beats and grand melodic forebodings of doom, the video captures in all its melancholic glory just what it means to reach for power.
Not everyone gets there – haha Ramsey that means you! Never have I been happier to see someone … wait no I danced all over Joffrey’s poisoned corpse so as you were – and even those that do find it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
The video captures all that and more and will hopefully help us to last the long and forbidding distance between now and the middle of 2017.
And no doubt wholly dissuade me from ever launching a quest for the Iron Throne … unless of course Lorde is scoring it in which case I may to reconsider that decision.