Earlier tonight, TV’s hottest series Game of
Thrones returned with the premiere of its seventh
season. And while most of the cast is fairly familiar to us
all, one eye-catching new celebrity made a cameo appearance
and, in case you haven’t been on the internet in the last few
hours, you’ll know that it’s pop superstar Ed
Ed plays the role of
a Lannister soldier but his
contribution goes far beyond just that of a regular pawn when
you dive deeper into the brief conversation he has
with Arya Stark. In their encounter,
Ed’s character is complimented by Arya after he leads some
fellow soldiers on a brief ditty called “Hands of Gold.”
Per Vanity Fair, the song is supposedly taken directly
from the book and is written by a character called Symon
Silver Tongue and refers to Tyrion Lannister’s lover Shae – a
fact with which Symon used to blackmail Tyrion. That being
said, based on what’s happened so far in the series we know
that that happened fairly far in the past, which probably rules
out Ed playing Symon. Maybe the song refers to another
Lannister then? Jamie perhaps?
Either way, who knows? We could just be looking too deep into
this, but knowing the show’s creators we probably aren’t…
Check out the scene below and the lyrics to “Hands of Gold.”
He rode through the streets of the city,
down from his hill on high, O’er the wynds and the steps and
he rode to a woman’s sigh.
For she was his secret treasure,
she was his shame and his bliss.
And a chain and a keep are nothing,
compared to a woman’s kiss
For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman’s hands are
warm. . .