Aaron Lewis slams Bruce Springsteen in anti-Left single, Internet calls him 'artistically bankrupt'

Aaron Lewis dedicated the song 'Am I the Only One' to all American patriots and attacked Bruce Springsteen but the Internet slammed him


                            Aaron Lewis slams Bruce Springsteen in anti-Left single, Internet calls him 'artistically bankrupt'
Country rocker Aaron Lewis slams Bruce Springsteen in new 'anti-left song' for 'patriots' (Photos by Christopher Polk and Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images)

Aaron Lewis has finally released his new single 'Am I the Only One', which might sound like a Taylor Swift ballad about wistful longing, but is actually an anti-Left, Bruce Springsteen-hating ballad that sees the country rockstar seek assurance that he's not the only one hating the Left. The country ballad leans with Lewis' strong conservative values that he deems is true American patriotism and he's not the only one with such strong 'patriotic' sentiments. Under Lewis's Twitter post announcing the song, heaps of 'patriots' have gathered to praise the lyrics and thank the singer for blessing them with the song. Another half of Twitter, however, claims "s**t sucks".

In his song, Lewis specifically calls out left-wing activists, as well as key figures in the history of the American music industry. His hardest dig is at Springsteen, for denouncing former POTUS Donald Trump publicly, during the November 2020 US Presidential Elections. While many agreed in the replies, social media did not let Lewis forget the storming of the US Capitol on January 6 earlier this year. Neither did it stay away from reminding Lewis that wrapping oneself in a flag doesn't count as patriotism.

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Lewis, one of the founding members of the band Staind, released the single on Friday, July 2, to his close to 100K followers on Twitter. Dedicating it to “all the patriots," the singer's lyrics opens with: "Am I the only one here tonight, shakin’ my head and think’ something ain’t right / Is it just me, am I losing my mind, am I standing on the edge at the end of time?”

Lewis' lyrics then continue, "Am I the only one / Willin’ to bleed / Or take a bullet for being free / Screamin’ what the hell at my TV / For tellin’ me / Yeah you’re 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." Then, attempting to shade Springsteen, Lewis sings: "Am I the only one / Who quits singin’ along / Everytime they play a Springsteen song." 



 

First performing the song back in March at a solo concert in Texas, Lewis told Blabbermouth: "I wrote this next song because I’m sitting here as a 49-year-old father of three watching a very small handful of people destroy the country that was handed down to me by my forefathers — the country that my grandfather and my uncles, they all fought for."

He added: "I watched the Joe Biden speech the other day. I don’t even know why I do it, but I do. And I heard him tell the story about this massacre that happened in Oklahoma a long time ago. So, I’d like to point something out that is very obvious yet no one seems to bring it up or talk about it, that every racist law that’s ever been put into place, every scar on America was the Democrats. All of it. It’s there if you go and look. Every racist law was come up with and voted through and unanimously passed by f**king Democrats.”

Aaron Lewis performs during 2016 Windy City LakeShake Country Music Festival  in Chicago, Illinois (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The Left that Lewis slams in his song, however, begs to differ. One of the topmost and most popular replies to Lewis' tweet linking the video of the song sees a user tweet back: "I hope you are 'the only one' who is so entitled that you’re blinded. The Left is patriotic too. Difference is Left is fighting for TRUE freedoms: Freedom to make own health choices, love who we want, be who we are, be protected no matter skin tone & vote without restriction." Another chimed in with sarcasm, tweeting, "Don’t forget the storming of the Capitol. How patriotic." Another warned Lewis: "Wrapping yourself in the flag will not save you from God's judgement. Repent for your sins or face the hellfire."

Common replies as a reaction to the song also included "Yo this is awful lmao," and "This sucks ass." Another user went to elaborate lengths to express their distaste for the song, tweeting: "To borrow from a songwriter of quality, 'They say patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.' Apparently it’s also the last refuge of the artistically bankrupt."