Kari Maaren

Dear George R. R. Martin

I am very fond of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (and yes, there are some mild spoilers both in the song itself and in the remainder of this introductory blurb), but that doesn't mean I can't poke at it affectionately from time to time.  Think of the song as being sung by a stereotypical but very polite GRRM fan.  I've had some complaints about the Sansa line (I've even been called sexist); all I can say is that I do not, personally, long for Sansa to die.  I simply know that many fans do.  So yes, she does make a bit of an easy target.  Personally, I think she may survive until the end of the series.


Lyrics and Chords
Dear George R. R. Martin
C / Cmaj7 / F /   /
C / Csus4 C / Gsus4 / G /
C /   /

     C                   Cmaj7 Am

Dear George R. R. Martin: I know that you’re busy,
    F                   C           G7sus4 G7
But I am requesting you finish your books.
     C              Cmaj7              Am
Your plot lines are great, but they’re making me dizzy;
    F               C           G7sus4     G7 C
The world you’ve created’s more dense than it looks.
   F           C             F           C
I really like settling down with your creation
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And reading non-stop till eleven p.m.
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But your characters foster a certain stagnation,
     F              C           G7sus4 G7 C Csus4 C
Most likely ‘cause there are too many of them.

     C                   Cmaj7 Am
Dear George R. R. Martin: the problem is growing.
     F                       C           G7sus4 G7
I’m simply not sure how long I can press on.
     C           Cmaj7       Am
Oh, don’t get me wrong; I do like where you’re going,
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But at this point, I can’t recall where you’ve gone.
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With each book that comes out, I reread the series,
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And that takes forever and ends in a blur.
    C                           Am
And then there’s foreshadowing, hints, and fan theories.
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Just kill Sansa Stark; no one cares about her.

     C                   Cmaj7 Am
Dear George R. R. Martin: I’m fond of King’s Landing
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And Riverrun, Dragonstone, and Winterfell. 
   C                   Cmaj7        Am
Beyond that, your tale passes my understanding.
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The whole situation’s confusing as hell.

     F             C          F           C
The scope of your project is simply breathtaking,
    F        C        D             G7sus4 G7
And I must admire all that you have done.
    C                      Am
But after five books, my attention span’s breaking.

       F          C           G7sus4 G7  C Csus4 C
Let’s face it; it was kind of shot after one. 

     C                   Cmaj7 Am
Dear George R. R. Martin: I have a suggestion:
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When writing Book 6, think of ways you can try
  C                  Cmaj7 Am
To ease your astonishing plot-strand congestion
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By sending as much stuff as you can awry.

      F          C           F     C
Douse your Seven Kingdoms in fiery terror
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From deep in the south to the crest of the Wall.
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King, warrior, priest, princess, lowly torch-bearer:

    F          C               G7sus4   G7   C
The story will end when you’ve murdered them all.

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