Hard times have fallen on the Lakers and their fans. They say that music heals the soul. We at Laker Nation offer you Tears of Purple and Gold, a song playlist to help you cope with this season’s Laker tragedies.

Tears of Purple and Gold

1. Skyfall – Adele

The game is over and it’s another loss. As Laker fans, our reactions are dramatic and over-the-top. Cue the iconic James Bond theme, the grand orchestral arrangement, and the soulful voice of Adele. She sings about “the end.” One could translate this into the end of a short-lived era of hope for a Nash/Howard/Gasol/Bryant championship run. The end seems to be coming close and as Adele sings, we will stand tall, face it all together.

2. In the End – Linkin Park

Did Kobe co-write this song with Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennington? Take a look at these lyrics.

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

This could very well be a transcription of Kobe’s thoughts.

I’ve put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go

A possible message to Pau. Yikes.

 3. We Can Work It Out – Beatles

If you’re an optimistic fan, this song is for you.

4. Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out – Mayer Hawthorne

If you’re a pessimistic fan, this song is for you.

5. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths

Seriously, can we just get a win? Can the injuries just stop already? As you reflect on the incredibly bad luck the team has had this year, you can listen to the Smiths and the vocal stylings of the King of Melancholy, Morrissey.

6. Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac

Here’s a suggestion for an epic halftime show at Staples Center. 2Pac’s hologram performs this song. We could use the positivity.

7. Shots (Lakers version) – LMFAO

People have different ways of coping with tragedy. Partying could be yours. If you’re of age, enjoy a few shots. It’ll help you forget the shots that were missed during the game.

8. Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Golden trophies. Purple and gold confetti. Free tacos. We had it all.

That was when [we] ruled the world.

9. I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not this team will make it to the playoffs. The chances of the team making it are grim. Right now it seems like all signs lead to a dark path of an early offseason, something Laker fans aren’t used to. But we’ll be there, right behind them.

10. I Love LA – Randy Newman

When all is said and done, the Lakers will always live in our hearts as an amazing team for an amazing city. Laker Nation will never stop loving our team.

Bonus track: I Am Kazaam – Shaquille O’Neal

This is has no emotional relevance to the Lakers’ situation right now. This is purely for laughter and entertainment.