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Detroit Lions Week 12 Song of the Game: “Bilgewater” by Brown Bird

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Nothing is good and you can only endure it.

Detroit Lions v Washington Redskins Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

This week, I’m pretty sick.

I got bit by something fierce right on my ass. Venomous, perhaps. It’s made it impossible to sit down or walk without a stuttering, slow limp. Because I’m in a lapse in my health insurance, I’m forced to wait it out. At the same time, I developed a canker sore on my tongue (get them frequently), a slight fever probably related to some sort of awful poison and stomach pain from a bad meal.

Everything sucks right now, and I haven’t even talked about the Lions, who seem to have suffered every illness possible as they crashed against one of the worst teams in the NFL.

Really, it’s one of the worst.

Any positive point has to be tempered by that, and there’s still a few more games to play too. It’s all pretty crap.

In absence of any alternative, it’s hell to work through it.

It don’t matter if the cold wind blows
I’m gonna wind up working in the thick of it

Lions - Washington Week 12 Song of the Game: “Bilgewater” by Brown Bird

when everyday is like a war
you find no strength from your usual source
there’s no peace, there’s no rest
your fortitude is feeling put to the test

when everyday’s like a war between the will to go on
and a wish that the world would spiral into the sun
turn your head toward the storm that’s surely coming along

if the sun was always shining and our load always light
we’d be shaking like a leaf with every God given night
and we’d break under the weight of any pressure
that was ever applied

I honestly have not much else to write here. Jeremy asked for a song and the game was about as forgettable as you can ask for the Lions. Nothing will remain of the game in a few weeks time, lest someone point to this as the turning point that gets a bad coach fired or something.

There’s no chance, as a fan, to be able to pass over this. There’s no “sim rest of the season” button like Madden. You have to bear it out, and maybe then you can start wondering about more important things. The offseason, after all, is a magical land where anything can happen, and often little ever does.

It’s probably why I hate it so much. I’d much rather have interesting games. Nevertheless, I’ll endure that too.


Song of the Game is an opportunity for our staff to express their weekly feelings of being a Lions fan, but through the art of song. Each week, we’ll provide a song that perfectly encapsulates the Lions’ game and how we experienced it. By the end of the year, we’ll have a full Spotify playlist telling the story of the 2019 Detroit Lions season.

You can listen to previous year’s soundtracks right here: 2016, 2017, 2018

You can catch up on all of our Song of the Week choices right here. And our season-long Spotify list is embedded below (if you can’t see it, click here)