Country music singers from all across the nation are flocking to Texas just to have a taste of playing live music again, playing at venues of all shapes and sizes. Even Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett have shows on the books.
Recently, Aaron Lewis made the most of his opportunity to get back on stage, performing at one of Texas’ most famous venues… Billy Bob’s.
Now if you know anything about Aaron Lewis, the dude doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anybody’s opinion of him, almost to a fault. I mean, we’ve all seen the videos of him screaming at the crowd to “shut the fuck up” while he tries to play without a mic. So yeah, he’s not for everybody.
And as a hardcore Conservative, politics tend to come up pretty often at his live show. Some people love it, some people hate it, but that’s exactly the way Lewis wants it to be.
It just so happens that he had quite the new song for the Billy Bob’s Texas crowd. Titled “Am I The Only One,” the song finds Aaron asking if he’s the only one fed up with the state of the country right now. Addressing the burning of American Flags, as well as the removal of historic statues and soldiers dying to protect our freedom, the song serves as a patriotic anthem of frustration for those that think we’re headed in the wrong direction.
Here’s a taste of the chorus:
“Am I the only one, who can’t take no more, screaming if you don’t like it there’s the fucking door, this ain’t the freedom we’ve been fighting for, it was something more, yeah it was something more.
Am I the only one willing to fight for my love of the red and white, and the blue, burning on the ground as the statues coming down in a town near you, watching the threads of Old Glory come undone, Am I the only one.”
He even threw in a little shot at rock legend Bruce Springstreen towards the end of the song.
“Am I the only one, who quit singing along, every time they play a Springsteen song.”