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Not Literally – A Character I Used To Know lyrics

Now and the I think back to 2011
Back in season one when all the characters were alive
Told myself that it was just tv
But didn’t know it meant so much to me
And though it's fiction it’s an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain hbo show
Chock-full of violence and boobs, so many boobs
Characters started dying off like flies
That’s when I was forced to realize
That this show would ruin my whole life forever

But you didn’t have to kill them off
George are. Are. Martin why are you such a sadistic bastard?
I went through a whole tissue box
And my friends who read the book say that there’s worse to come
Though you didn’t have to kill the king
Leaving the kingdom and it's subjects in the hands of Joffrey
I know that he was drunk and all
But now he’s just a character I used to know
Now he’s just a character I used to know
Now he’s just a character I used to know

I thought the main character was Ned Stark since he’s on the poster
That had me believing that you wouldn’t dare to kill him too
But then you put my dreams in check
When you put a sword through Ned Stark’s neck
Wasn’t ready to let him go
And I didn’t know he’d end up as a character I used to know

Then you go after Khal Drogo
God damn it Martin I finally starting to ship them
Come on he was her sun and stars
He got a god damn paper cut are you for real?
And then you brought him back to life
Killing him once was enough for you think of the fan girls!
I should have been prepared by now
For him to be a character I used to know!

(King Robert) I used to know
(Ned Stark) Now you’re just a character I used to know
(Khal Drogo) I used to know
Now they’re all just characters I used to know
Now they’re all just characters I used to know

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