Songs to End the Boston Celtics Season





Was it Jim Morrison of the Doors that sang “This is the end,” as his swan song. Since the fans will likely hit the local pubs along Causeway Street when the Celts lose two more games at the TD Garden, those drinking songs will grow in appropriateness.


Maybe Roy Orbison’s booming baritone letting us know, “It’s Over,” will be the icing on the cake.


The Celtics may want to consider what tunes to play when they return home against the Knicks.


Nominations include the tune, ever-popular spiritual as the Titanic sank, “Nearer, My God, to Thee.” The Celtics have sprung a leak–and the iceberg sailed away after hitting Rondo.


Perhaps some wag will choose the song, most recently famous as the tune sung at the end of Dr. Strangelove: it was once a hit during World War II. “We’ll Meet Again,” seems to hold out some hope that there will be another playoff year some day.


Those into the operatic will no doubt vote for the dirge with a hint of grandeur, “Time to Say Goodbye,” whether it is the version by Sarah Brightman or Andrea Bocelli (or as a duet). It might be more suitable to Symphony Hall, but the Garden deserves its own funeral march to oblivion.


Who can ever forget Klaus Nomi singing the Purcell tune, “The Cold Song,” as his farewell when he was dying? Perhaps Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett can hold hands and retire together.


The Garden party may be more likely to know Elvis Costello and his ditty, “Waiting for the End of the World.”


Of course, the most likely song to match the mood of the fans will be hardy rendition of “Happy Trails to You,” as performed by cowboy icon Roy Rogers.


In any respect, no one will be humming as the season comes to its ignominious close with a handful of painful games on the docket.