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Staind’s Aaron Lewis Lands Gold Record For His Controversial Right-Wing Anthem “Am I The Only One”


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Am I The Only One“, the controversial 2021 solo single from Staind frontman/guitarist Aaron Lewis, has recently been certified gold in the United States. That single proved controversial upon its release, with its right-wing lyrical content condemning the removal of statues of past confederate or complicated figures, Bruce Springsteen‘s left-leaning politics and more.

The lyrics for that track can be found below:

[Verse 1]
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?

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
Am I the only one, willin’ to bleed
Or take a bullet for bein’ free
Screamin’, “What the fuck!” 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

[Post Chorus]
Watchin’ the threads of Old Glory come undone
Am I the only one?

[Verse 3]
Am I the only one not brainwashed?
Makin’ my way through the land of the lost
Who still gives a shit, and worries ’bout his kids
As they try to undo all the things he did?

[Chorus]
Am I the only one who can’t take no more
Screamin’, “If you don’t like it there’s the fuckin’ door”
This ain’t the freedom we’ve been fightin’ for
It was somethin’ more, yeah, it was somethin’ more
Am I 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

[Post Chorus]
Watchin’ the threads of Old Glory come undone
I’m not the only one
I can’t be the only one

[Bridge]
Am I the only one who quits singin’ along
Every time they play a Springsteen song

[Chorus]
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

[Post Chorus]
Watchin’ the threads of Old Glory come undone
I’m not the only one

[Outro]
I can’t be the only one

The RIAA officially certified the single gold on January 18th, 2023. A gold album/single in the United States represents 500,000 units. Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, the certifications factor in digital streams/downloads with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a unit.

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