No matter how hard he tries, Aaron Lewis, better known as “the guy from Staind, or maybe Papa Roach, I don’t really remember,” cannot blame messing up the National Anthem during game five of the World Series on his father. It’s his bad, and the fault of that hack Francis Scott Key, who didn’t so much write a beloved song as he did slap some fancy words together. Ramparts gallanty streaming? F*ck off.
All I can say is I’m sorry and ask for the Nation’s forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me. (Via)
This is why “It’s Been Awhile” should be our National Anthem. Everyone knows the lyrics.