Aaron Lewis is back, and once again, he doesn’t give a flying fuck.
If you know anything about Aaron Lewis, you know that he’s extremely vocal about his political opinions, which lean pretty hard to the right. I mean, prior to the 2020 election he was wearing a red “re-elect that mother fucker” hat on stage.
So yeah, he’s not for everybody. My guess is that if you lean hard to the right, you’re gonna like Aaron Lewis, and if you lean to the left, you’re probably not going to like Aaron Lewis.
Or, you can just listen to music and give a fuck who they voted for, it’s all up to you…
But with this one, it’s going to be impossible to separate the music from the politics.
Joining the likes of Toby Keith, Frank Foster, and more who released political/patriotic songs ahead of the Fourth of July, “Am I The Only One” finds Aaron asking if he’s the only one fed up with the state of the country right now.
Not one to mince words, Lewis addresses the burning of American Flags, the news media, soldiers dying in combat, and more with a scathing anthem of hyper right-wing 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 took the opportunity to throw in a dig at rock legend (and well-known Democrat) Bruce Springsteen towards the end of the song.
“Am I the only one, who quit singing along, every time they play a Springsteen song.”