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Detroit Lions Week 16 Song of the Game - “Voted off the Island” by Jello Biafra & the Melvins

Short and terrible.

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The Lions were thoroughly dismissed on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With a hell week before this destruction, the whole debacle was just that, torrid and of debacle-making properties.

With the end nearly in sight, there must be some relief in the minds of many Lions fans. Dismissal actually feels like a blessing. Being punted out of the game means freedom to pursue the rest of your day.

And so, the penultimate Song of the Game.

Buccaneers-Lions Song of the Game: “Voted off the Island” by Jello Biafra & the Melvins

Voted off the island of normality
Voted off the island of the drones
Voted off the island of conformity
And damn proud of it too

Voted off the island of the neckties
Voted off the island of the 9 to 5’s
Voted off the island of the flags
And damn proud of it too

The Lions coaching staff were voting off the island before this game started. Matthew Stafford, who probably shouldn’t have played given the stakes but instead did; voted off the island early in the game following an injury. Even Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, after putting together eye-popping numbers, voted himself off the island. Fans? Voted off the island.

The island was this game, it was this horrid wretched thing. Like the normal world, it is a silent blessing to get voted off.

Everyone voted off was proud to leave. Ready to go home, ready to put it in neutral until next week. Soon the pain of 2020 season will end, with the pain of the year 2020 still lingering. But at the last, small miracles, small notes, the Lions will cease playing quasi-football, and perhaps build towards the real thing next time.

The best part about this song is how it’s very short, much like my interest in watching the Lions getting pounded in this game. I respect that.


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: