If you watched Game 5 of the World Series you were probably scratching your head when Aaron Lewis botched a few words during the “Star Spangled Banner.”
The Staind frontman accidentally mixed up a few of the lyrics during his rendition of the national anthem. Instead of singing “at the twilight’s last gleaming” he sang “were so gallantly streaming.”
Sure, it wasn’t the biggest mistake in the world. At least he used actual words from the national anthem, although in the wrong order. Lewis issued a statement today explaining the screwup. According to the singer, it was a matter of nerves.
Lewis writes on Facebook: “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.”
Aaron Lewis may have screwed up the National Anthem last night but it was hardly the worst rendition we’ve heard. Remember this?