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Detroit Lions Week 7 Song of the Game: ‘One Little Victory’ by Rush

The greatest act can be, one little victory.

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This is a weird feeling for me. Not just because the Lions actually won a football game, but because it’s the first time I’m getting the opportunity to pick a “happy” song following a Lions win since the Jim Caldwell era (and that wasn’t exactly a happy song either).

The 2020 season has been a real rollercoaster ride. The last time I was here to present a song for you, many fans—including myself—were calling for Matt Patricia’s head and suggesting to blow it all up.

Now, the Lions are back at .500 sitting just a game-and-a-half back from the last wild card spot. They’ve been fortunate to rebound against some pretty bad football teams, but they’ve shown improvements in areas that have lost them games. I don’t know whether I believe that this team has truly turned a corner, but I do know that it feels good just to win, so I’m going to enjoy this one.

Week 7 Lions-Falcons Song of the Game: “One Little Victory” by Rush

“One Little Victory” is a very underrated Rush song, and the Vapor Trails Remixed album edition does a nice job of eliminating all of the nonsensical background noise and turns this song into a masterpiece.

The song kicks off with an epic drum intro from the late Neil Peart, which is then joined by a guitar riff that lasts a full minute before the vocals kick in.

A shot of satisfaction
In a willingness to risk defeat

No matter who’s coaching the team, the Cardiac Cats know how to get the blood pumping and when we’re the ones handing out the bad beats, there is no greater feeling on Earth. We’ve been through a lot as Lions fans, and while this season could still turn to shit in an instant, it just feels good to to relive moments like these.

Celebrate the moment
As it turns into one more
Another chance at victory
Another chance to score

As we celebrate our victory and enjoy the fact that the season isn’t quite over yet, the Lions still have a job to do. They sit at 3-3, just outside a current playoff spot. It’s now or never. The Colts are up next. Slow it down, and take things one game at a time.

Just one little victory

Each week, we’ll be providing a Song of the Game to create a full-season playlist. You can listen to previous year’s soundtracks right here: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Here’s this year’s playlist:

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