If you were as stunned as me during the end of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, you may have caught the end credits of the movie. And while the end credits were playing a beautiful ballad started to play and I just had to sit through it. Shazaam helped me find what the song was and it is just as epic as the movie. “The Last Goodbye” was written and performed by Billy Boyd specially for the third and the final edition of The Hobbit series.
Listen to “The Last Goodbye” by Billy Boyd for The Hobbit
Listen to this epic ballad wishing us farewell as the favorite characters from The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings run through the screen, as if they were wishing us farewells. So emotional.
The song is also in reference to saying farewell to the slain dwarves during the battle (I’m not going to name them in case anyone has not watched the movie yet).
Billy Boyd goes;
“We came all this way, but now comes the day,
To bid you farewell…”
We, indeed, have come a long way. The journey started way back in 2001 with the release of The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring. Then came The Two Towers (2002) and final chapter of #LOTR, The Return of The King (2003). All three movies are three hours in play time in the extended edition. The fandom was mourning at the thought of The Middle Earth being over forever, but The Hobbit news gave us new hope. Now it has ended too.
This song is so perfect because the songs (the movie franchise) bids farewell to the fans and also to all the characters died in the final battle and also all the actors who took part in the movie series including both The Hobbit and The LOTR.
The second movie of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ended with an outro of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” and it literally gave me chills. I cannot decide which one is better.
What say you?
Any other comments are most welcome…