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Staind singer botches national anthem at World Series

Aaron Lewis might want to stick to singing awful rock music.

If your first introduction to Staind lead singer Aaron Lewis was prior to Sunday night's World Series, consider yourself lucky.

But if you were unlucky enough to be a young adult during the early 2000s you probably were sadly familiar with the crappy band. Their song "Outside" from 2001's album, Break the Cycle, was actually a huge hit. And all you need to know is that it became a big hit because of Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst's connection.

Yeah, it's that bad.

Well, for some reason the Giants gave Lewis the chance to sing the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night and he paid San Francisco back by totally botching the lyrics.

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To be fair, he very smoothly omitted the line "At the twilight's last gleaming" and substituted "Were so gallantly streaming." You can see in the video that Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum realizes Lewis dropped a line, and gives it a good chuckle.

I'm guessing right when he sang "Were so gallantly streaming" for the second time he was dropping a huge f-bomb in his head.

But at least he has an awesome "Don't tread on me" tattoo on his neck! That's cool, right? Right?

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. He knows the lyrics to the national anthem, for the record.