My new favorite singer is Aaron Lewis

My new favorite singer is Aaron Lewis

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    My new favorite singer is Aaron Lewis

    I just saw his country single "Country Boy" this morning. This guy is THE MAN!

    SO I did a little digging and found out he's been the lead singer for the rock band Staind for the last 15 years.

    Anybody who has a tattoo on his arm of a full color US flag and the lettering, "Proudly made in the USA," and another around his neck that says, "DON'T TREAD ON ME" is alright in my book.

    Here's the lyrics to his first country single:

    Well I grew up down an old dirt road
    In a town you wouldn't know
    My pop's picked a place up for fifteen hundred bucks
    Back in 1964
    My grandfather was a drinker
    Back in the day he put 'em down
    But war is known to change a man
    And the whiskey's known to change a man

    But that's not me
    I rarely drink from the bottle but I'll smoke a little weed
    I still live in the sticks where you wouldn't go
    In a town of twelve hundred off an old dirt road
    And a country boy is all I'll ever be

    Now it's been twelve years since I sold my soul
    To the devil in L.A.
    He said sign your name here on the dotted line
    And your songs they all will play
    He set up shop on sunset
    He put me up at the marquis
    He said you want to sell a million records boy
    Better listen to me
    He said change your style
    Whiten your smile you can lose a couple pounds
    And if you want to live this life
    You'd better lose that wife
    Do you need your friends around

    And I said no that's not me
    Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
    And I like my jeans and my old t-shirts
    And a couple extra pounds never really hurt
    Cause a country boy is all I'll ever be

    Cause Hank taught me just how to stay alive
    You'll never catch me out the house without my 9 or 45
    I got a big orange tracker and a diesel truck
    And my idea of heaven is chasing wild tail bucks
    And as a country boy I know I can survive

    Now two flags fly above my land
    That really sum up how I feel
    One is the colors that fly high and proud
    The red, the white, the blue
    The other one's got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made
    "Don't tread on me" is what is says and I'll take that to my grave

    Because this is me
    I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs
    And I've said it before but I'll say it again
    Cause I've never needed government to hold my hand
    And I've said it before but I'll say it again
    Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land
    And a country boy is all I'll ever be
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    I really like that song as well (even though its more like a country song) but it still Rock's
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    He did a three hour show with Andrew Wilkow awhile back. He's a true American Patriot.
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    The attitude reminds me of Steve Earle; & the lyrics are hard to disagree with (excepting the "smoke a little weed" bit).
    Anyone who references Hank and plays with Charlie is worth a careful listen.


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    Very cool! Aaron has a great voice and I'm glad to see him do a song like that. I'm not too much into country music, but I'll take anything with a good patriotic theme since most 'artists' wouldn't do anything like that.

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    Nice. I see he put a little "Possum" in it.
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    Nice, thanks for sharing!
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