"And the brave were gallantly streaming with rockets red glare." -Aaron Lewis
The lead singer from the band Staind (yep, "it's been a while") made a big boo boo last night. Aaron Lewis sang the National Anthem at the World Series in San Francisco and messed up the words! After being teased mercilessly on social media, he asked for the nation's forgiveness.
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.
We'll forgive Aaron for two reasons. He isn't the first person to do it. And let's get real, the Star-Spangled Banner is a little tricky. And we're a pretty judgmental society so singing the nation's anthem on live TV in front of millions of people can be a little intimidating. Ok ok, we're just making excuses but we feel bad for the guy. His bands name is Staind. Should it be any surprise that he forgot a few words with a misspelled name like that?
Those of you upset that Aaron Lewis messed up the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner are overlooking the fact that he sounded horrible.
— Adam Wolf (@AdamWolf77) October 27, 2014
I choose to forgive Aaron Lewis for screwing up the words to the national anthem but not to forgive the MLB for inviting him to sing.
— Stephen T Erlewine (@sterlewine) October 27, 2014
Maybe Aaron Lewis should've added the lyrics of the national anthem to his tattoo collection. #WorldSeries
— Maggie Sokolik (@maggiesokolik) October 27, 2014
Do you forgive Aaron? We mentioned that Aaron wasn't the first to screw up the national anthem. Christina Aguilera did it too, at the Super Bowl no less! Watch it again:
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