Nope, you haven’t been imagining it: it turns out there actually are a whole bunch of Grateful Dead references in ‘Game of Thrones.’
In a recent interview with New York’s 92 Street Y, series author George R. R. Martin ‘fessed up to the similarities. “I’m certainly a fan of the Grateful Dead,” he said. As it turns out, the author has been using song titles and lyrics for plot points, character titles, and other names for a while now.
“I have Grateful Dead lyrics rattling around in my head all the time,” he said.
Here’s the video of the interview at Billboard.