Singer Aaron Lewis struck a sour chord with the left after releasing a song blasting liberals for trying to tear America to shreds.
The song, titled “Am I the Only One” came out just before the Fourth of July and the lyrics are nothing shy of genius.
“Am I the only one who quits singin’ along
Every time they play a Springsteen song …
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
I’m not 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
I’m not the only one
To no surprise, the song created an angry buzz in the team-left community, as reported by the Daily Wire.
“It’s HEINOUS!,” music blogger and critic Bob Lefsetz wrote in a review. “This middle class, right-wing wanker has recorded a song that should have been played at CPAC, in between speeches by nitwits like Lauren Boebert saying to refuse the ‘Fauci Ouchie.’”
“Why does [the Valory music company] release such crap? Come on Scott Borchetta, David Geffen dropped the Geto Boys over their odious lyrics and now you’re marketing this junk,” he continued. “Come on Scott, get your head out of your rear end.”
Borchetta, the head of Big Machine – Valory’s parent company – responded, backing up Lewis.
“Firstly, I believe in the First Amendment,” he said. “My job has never been to tell my artists what to sing and write about. My job has always been about identifying unique talent with a unique voice and a unique point of view.”
He added that his label has also produced liberal songs too, like Sheryl Crow’s “The Woman in the White House.”