Oops! Singer forgets words to national anthem Recording artist Aaron Lewis performs the national anthem before Game 5 of baseball's World Series (AP photos)
Oops! Singer forgets words to national anthem
Lexile

Aaron Lewis has apologized. He botched the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It happened during his performance before Game 5 of the baseball World Series.

Lewis is the lead singer of the metal band Staind who now sings country music. He published an apology note on his website Monday. He stumbled during his rendition of the national anthem the night before. That was in San Francisco.

After starting with "O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed," Lewis used other words. Instead of singing "at the twilight's last gleaming" he sang "were so gallantly streaming." Those words appear later in the song.

"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," he wrote. "America is the greatest country in the world.

"The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself.

"I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me."

Filed Under:  
Assigned 20 times


COMMENTS (6)
  • Taryne
    10/31/2014 - 01:44 p.m.

    That's weird and unusual that he forgot the words and messed up. Many people can take it in an insulting way of screwing up the national anthem. Even though he apologized , maybe he meant to do it. The Star Spangled Banner means so much to everyone that it took a big impact out of the game.

    • ben13-Bla
      1/29/2015 - 01:38 p.m.

      I agree because that would be big for him it wold shock everyone he wold be on the news and everyone will think he is funny.

  • pennyw-Bla
    11/03/2014 - 06:09 p.m.

    Aaron Lewis ACCIDENTLY sang " were so gallantly streaming" instead of " at the twilight's last gleaming", at the World Series. He posted an apology on his website. He hopes that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive him.

  • mackenzielST11
    11/21/2014 - 09:52 a.m.

    I feel bad. I sing a lot and I mess up. What happend?

  • ben13-Bla
    1/29/2015 - 01:31 p.m.

    I agree with you but some people think it is disrespectful.

  • jacobh-Pay
    5/20/2015 - 10:55 a.m.

    I can't believe he forgot the words. It's so weird.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT