Outspoken singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis had a lot to get off his chest as he prepared to play his patriotic tune “Am I The Only One” on stage last Thursday evening in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Lewis introduced the song, saying that he and “a couple of friends” wrote it “during lockdown” and then kicked into a blistering rant:

I really look back on this time frame in history and wonder how we were allowed — how we allowed — such ridiculousness to happen in this country. And in this world.

We’ve allowed a virus that was created by man to destroy the entire fabric of mankind. See, I liked American history at school. I paid close attention in that class. Yeah, but did we all pay attention? Because if we all paid attention in our f***ing history classes, we would know that the Democrats are responsible for every f***ing scar that exists on this country. Let’s go through history, shall we really quick? Every American Indian massacre. Every f***ing slave aside from eight that was ever owned in this f***ing country was owned by f***ing Democrats! Every segregational law, every racist law, every Jim Crow law, every f***ing KKK meeting was done by the goddamned Democrats!

Can we please embrace history so that we don’t f***ing repeat it! Please! Go look it up yourself. Please, I’m begging you do not take my word for it. Get off Google and go look it the f*** up yourself. The Democrats are responsible for every f***ing scar that exists on this country! Period, the f***ing end! I implore all of you, please go look it up yourself. I don’t want you to believe me. I don’t want you to think that just because I have this microphone what I’m saying is true. I want you to go and look it the f*** up for yourself. Find out for yourself. Wake up.

As Lewis picked the opening notes to “Am I The Only One,” he quipped that his just-completed rant “might’ve been a little much.”

“But I never said a word on the entire Staind tour,” Lewis added. “I just wore awesome T-shirts. And I felt like I was being silenced.”

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