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Aaron Lewis has the top song on Billboard’s Hot Country chart, and plenty of American pride to go with it. “Am I the Only One” is a lyrical “F— You” to the statue removing, flag disrespecting, anti-Americans polluting our country. Lewis’ single takes aim at those disrespecting the red, white and blue and then questions whether anyone’s still listening to Springsteen (they’re not).
Lewis, who first gained fame as the lead singer of Staind, pours his pride into the acoustic ballad with each verse more prideful than the next:
Am I the only one, willin’ to bleed
Or take a bullet for bein’ free
Screamin’, “What the f—” at my TV
For tellin’ me, yeah, are you tellin’ me?
That I’m the only one, willin’ to fight
For my love of the red and white
And the blue, burnin’ on the ground
Another statue comin’ down in a town near you
Watchin’ the threads of Old Glory come undone
— Aaron Lewis (@Aaronlewismusic) July 5, 2021
Appearing recently on Fox & Friends, Lewis shared his thoughts on what promoted him to co-write the single with Ira Dean and Jeffrey Steele.
“I lived through the last year and a half … and I found myself on many occasions, just like all of you, sitting and scratching my head and wondering what is going on in this amazing country that we have,” he said.
In nearly four-and-a-half minutes of music packed with American pride, Lewis finds time to ask an important question by way of his instantly recognizable voice:
Am I the only one who quits singin’ along
Every time they play a Springsteen song?
Other memorable lyrics within country’s top song include:
Am I the only one not brainwashed?
Makin’ my way through the land of the lost
Who still gives a shit and worries ’bout his kids
Am I the only one who can’t take no more
Screamin’, ‘If you don’t like it, there’s the f—–‘ door’
This ain’t the freedom we’ve been fightin’ for
It was somethin’ more, yeah, it was somethin’ more
It’s time for everyone else to acknowledge what country fans already know, music has a new Boss, and he doesn’t live in Jersey.