A country musician and lead singer for the band Staind nearly topped one of Apple’s music charts with his patriotic anthem.
Aaron Lewis took second and third place on iTunes’s Top Songs with “Am I the only one,” a guitar solo that laments America’s increasingly progressive agenda.
Breitbart reported the music artist, who was once famous for performing with alternative bands like Limp Bizkit, released the song in-time for Independence Day.
The heartwarming piece directly responds to the mainstream media narrative that wages war against anyone who celebrates July 4. It also shares the sentiments of hundreds of thousands of patriots who have no forum or other means to subtly make their voices heard.
The New York Times recently used social media to criticize Trump supporters for proudly displaying the national flag at rallies.
“Flying the American flag from the back of a pickup truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation,” the paper said on Twitter. “A Fourth of July symbol of unity that may no longer unite.”
Meanwhile, left-leaning news network PBS decided to sing what it calls the “black national anthem” on July 4 to argue why the United States is a racist country.
iTunes users seem to love how Lewis’s lyrics criticize Marxist movements like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, whose supporters burn the U.S. flag as a form of protest. The lyrics also cleverly call out those who demonize and demand abolishing the police. It also questions anyone who claims American society is racist, and imposes this view on children through teaching critical race theory.
The song suggests modern morals are so upside down that it is almost like the end of the world has already begun.
“Am I the only one, here tonight
Shakin’ my head and thinkin’ somethin’ ain’t right
Is it just me? Am I losin’ my mind?
Am I standin’ on the edge of the end of time?” Lewis sings.
“Am I the only one? Tell me I’m not
Who thinks they’re takin’ all the good we got
And turnin’ it bad, hell, I’ll be damned
I think I’m turnin’ into my old man,” he adds.
The music artist then uses the chorus to appeal to the hearts of patriots.
“Am I the only one, willin’ to bleed
Or take a bullet for bein’ free
Screamin’, ‘What the [expletive]’ 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
Am I the only one?” he sings.
In the next two verses, Lewis appears to make references to Democrats and Hollywood celebrities who openly spread hatred about America and national history. They also deny responsibility for seeking to silence those who oppose their views.
“Am I the only one not brainwashed?
Makin’ my way through the land of the lost
Who still gives a [expletive] and worries ’bout his kids
As they try to undo all the things he did?
Am I the only one who can’t take no more
Screamin’, ‘If you don’t like it there’s the [expletive] door’
This ain’t the freedom we’ve been fightin’ for
It was somethin’ more, yeah, it was somethin’ more,” he sings.
Lewis also took a swipe at fellow singer Bruce Springsteen, who became famous for his anti-war lyrics. During the run-up to the November 2020 election, Springsteen threatened to leave the United States if then President Donald Trump won a second term in office.
“Am I the only one who quits singin’ along
Every time they play a Springsteen song,” Lewis sings.
In the last verse, he expresses anguish for Americans who lost their lives to defend freedom of the United States. He believes the Land of the Free has been wrongly vilified.
“Am I the only one sittin’ here
Still holdin’ on, holdin’ back my tears
For the ones who paid with the lives they gave
God bless the U.S.A,” he sings.