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'Staind' Singer Aaron Lewis

'Redneck Crazy' Is an Attack On Women

2/1/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Staind" singer Aaron Lewis is slamming the country hit, "Redneck Crazy" by Tyler Farr ... saying it promotes violence toward women -- so he had the whole thing re-written.

Lewis says he HATES Farr's song -- about an angry guy who stalks and threatens his ex-GF.

Sample lyric:  "I'm gonna aim my headlights into your bedroom windows/Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows."

The song -- which appears on Farr's debut album --  immediately shot to the top of the country charts ... and features some "Duck Dynasty" stars in the music video.

Lewis broke out his alternate version during a performance at a little bar in Medina, Ohio.


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allinaweekswork    

Maybe I am wrong, but I am pretty sure there are at least 1,000 songs from different genres of music that are actually misogynist that we could be paying attention to.

180 days ago
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KOKOPELLeigh    

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. I'd be terrified if my ex did the things he says in the song.

180 days ago
3.

BB not bb    

The song works either way. The rednecks seem to like it either way as long as it rhymes and promotes redneck pride. The first song promotes redneck crazy, which they enjoy, because it makes them look intimidating. Then the second version promotes redneck sanity, which is something they aspire to as well.

I don't think the issue is about abuse of women. A cheating spouse is not cool. It used to be if a man caught them cheating on him he could commit aggravated assault on the man and get away with it down south. There was such a thing as the sanctity of marriage.

Nowadays anything seems to go. Homosexuality, sister wives and God forbid what is coming down the pike.

180 days ago
4.

Vince    

Well I guess since a has been playing in a dive bar doesn't like the song you better change it. You know what song I hate? Everything by the band Staind!!

180 days ago
5.

Tony626    

All the crap in hip hop about women, and THIS is what the libs say is harmful to women...makes sense though. Like South Park says, you cannot criticize black people in society today.

180 days ago
6.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Staind is still around? Who next ,Cinderella?!

180 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

~As bad as can~

180 days ago
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SubH2O1682    

Lets See: Aaron Lewis grew up in Massachusetts, went to Hebrew School, wrote a song called "Bonghits for Breakfast" and only recently jumped on the Country music train when his "alternative metal, nu-metal, post-grunge" career hit a brick wall. What the HELL does he know about how a red neck expresses a broken heart?!?!? That song says what millions of red neck men want to say but have been taught that it's not manly to show how bad a woman hurt his feelings.

180 days ago
9.

Fry Daddy    

The song talks about throwing empty beer cans at a HOUSE not the WOMAN. How is that domestic violence??? WTF!!!

180 days ago
10.

cj    

I've heard worse songs but I agree it's a horrible song.

180 days ago
11.

The Zombie    

People still pay to see Staind??? Fuktards.

180 days ago
12.

Bruno    

I still like Farr's version better.

180 days ago
13.

Meanie    

"Carrie" dug her keys into a suped up 4 wheel drive and took a louisville slugger to both headlights... big deal. It's a song.

180 days ago
14.

Centaur    

But if Carrie Underwood sings "I dug my key into the side
of his pretty little souped up 4 wheel drive,
carved my name into his leather seats...
I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights,
slashed a hole in all 4 tires...
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats." she's just "sassy."

180 days ago
15.

EastCoastChopper    

all of this new country with the fake TWAA AAAAANG has always rubbed my fur the wrong way...

Haaa aaaaaank Draaaa--aaa---aaaynk!

180 days ago
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