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Detroit Lions Week 1 Song of the Game: “An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum” by Shabazz Palaces

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Back for its fourth season, this is the first track of the 2019 season.

Detroit Lions v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Editor’s Note: 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

And we’re back, live and in living color.

It’s the 2019 Soundtrack to the Season brought to you by absolutely no one and certainly not back by popular demand. These articles are for us, and by “us” I mean the four of us who rotate this article weekly. Sure, I put together a playlist for you all to playback on Spotify, but you don’t hear me though. Here’s the sole response I got to last year’s Week 15 ‘Song of the Game’ against the Buffalo Bills:

But in the words of the eternal @dril: “i will never log off.”

Lions-Cardinals Week 1 Song of the Game: “An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum” by Shabazz Palaces

All that diamond dust blowing up your hopes
Flamboyant obstacles
Deals made to cope, wow

After an offseason where the Lions were able to make big splashes in free agency by landing edge rusher Trey Flowers and nickel cornerback Justin Coleman, a couple of definite upgrades at both of those positions, hopes were high for the defense. And it all looked so true for three quarters. Three quarters of Detroit’s defense turning Kyler Murray’s NFL debut an absolute disaster. All it took was one quarter—and an overtime period—to blow up all those hopes. Overreaction Monday spilled over into Tuesday and there’s really no end in sight.

Swag’s the brand, open a can
Chain’s off still y’all never ran

“Open a can” was exactly what the Lions did through 50 minutes in the desert. Aside from a couple turnovers that the defense managed to mitigate the damage of, Detroit was moving the ball on offense, putting up points, and absolutely stifling Arizona’s offense—the Lions defended 11 passes by Murray, more than a fifth of his attempts on the afternoon. But then the fourth quarter happened, Murray and the reliable Larry Fitzgerald hooked up for some big plays, and the Cardinals never turned to run from a seemingly insurmountable deficit.

But who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think who you are?
Who do you think who you are?

Who does Detroit think they are after a collapse like this? Are they the 2.5-point underdog Vegas is making them out to be in this week’s home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers? Who does Bob Quinn think Taylor Decker is after his porous performance against Terrell Suggs? Who does Matthew Stafford think Matt Patricia is to call a timeout when Stafford thinks the offense has just the right play dialed up to ice the game?

Notwithstanding the answers to those questions brought forth by the debacle that was Week 1, Week 2 is right around the corner, and we’re going to find out just what kind of resolve this Lions team.