The ending credit song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been announced, and it’s a very special announcement. The song itself is called “The Last Goodbye” and is meant to serve as an ending song for all six Middle-Earth movies, not just The Hobbit trilogy.
What makes this announcement so special? Well, just the little fact that the artist who wrote and performed this song is none other than Billy Boyd. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Pippin himself lends his voice to this film!
What I really like about this song is that it incorporates some of the lyrics from the LotR road song (“The Road Goes Ever on and On”).
This song made me realize something, though–despite my complaints about the deviations from the source material, I really am kind of sad this is the last Middle-Earth movie. For the last three years, my friends and I have gotten all excited about these films, and they’ve always been something to look forward to.
We came all this way,
But now comes the day
To bid you farewell.
I’m not sad enough to hope for a Silmarillion movie, though. No, Peter Jackson needs to stay far, far away from that book after what he’s done to The Hobbit.