Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 title: Jenny’s Song lyrics explained

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 title: Jenny’s Song lyrics explained

Just after "Jenny's Song" ends during episode 2 of Game of Thrones season 8, we flash to see Jon and Daenerys standing in front of Lyanna Stark's statue in the Winterfell crypts, with Dany telling Jon that her brother Rhaegar - wait for it - "liked to sing". "Because it was very high - I don't usually sing it as high as that".

Sound familiar? Well, given that we now know Jon is actually a Targaryen (and actually the first male heir to the Iron Throne) this may well foreshadow what is going to happen - that he may forfeit his claim to the throne through his love for Dany. However, in the show, "Game of Thrones" composer Ramin Djawadi wrote some additional verses for it. Almost everyone present at Summerhall died, which presumably included Jenny - hence the reference to her "ghost" - except for Rhaella, the Mad King and baby Rhaegar (AKA, Jon Snow's real father). The sombre words, about "kings who are gone" and Jenny dancing "with her ghosts", suggests she could end up the lone survivor of the entire series, left with nothing but memories of her loved ones. "It may be about Jenny of Oldstones, who, according to the tales, was acquainted with a woods witch". Duncan was once in line to the Iron Throne, but he gave up the crown to marry Jenny.

Not only does Jenny and Duncan's story mirror that of Jaime and Cersei's circa season 1, in that both couples did everything it took to be together, but it also parallels two other Targaryens: Jon Snow (Kit Harington), whose real name is Aegon Targaryen, and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke).

Jenny's story aside, the battle with the White Walkers will undoubtedly change everything. Does he keep quiet and remain faithful to Dany, or does he reveal his Targaryen blood and rally the armies of Westeros behind the Stark banner? She naturally questions the truth behind it - ultimately, Jon's going by a vision Bran had and what Samwell read in an old book - but Jon appears to be more disturbed by the revelation, having kept his distance from Dany for most of the episode.

At the same time, it's also worth remembering that the Ghost of High Heart is also the woman who made the prophecy about Azor Ahai, "the prince that was promised".

Jesse is a mild-mannered writer for IGN.

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