By Nick Stamatakis

With lyrics that can be only described as revolutionary, Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond” has touched the hearts of tens of millions of Americans who “live in a New World with an old soul”… The result: 21 million views in 9 days!! Listen to the main lyrics:

Livin’ in the new world / With an old soul / These rich men north of Richmond / Lord knows they all just wanna have total control / Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do / And they don’t think you know, but I know that you do / ‘Cause your dollar ain’t shit and it’s taxed to no end / ‘Cause of rich men north of Richmond…

Watch the exasperation and the passion on his face as he performs in front of a beautiful forest… And then go online and watch the unbelievable reactions across America… It’s the beginning of a revolt!!

We all know that in revolutionary times or times of great upheaval, music expressed better than the written word the essence of the times. What more excellent example for many of us than the 1960s with Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and so many others, expressing in the best way that “the times, they are changing”…

In the case of this song, you will find out that the lyrics and the performance have created a commotion that can only be compared with the music scene of the 1960s… This time, the “Rich Men North of Rischmond” expresses the populist movement in America in the last few years… In politics, this movement was best expressed by Donald Trump and a few others…

I can only imagine what socio-political earthquake will happen if Oliver Anthony decides to appear in a Trump election rally… Nothing will stop the millions of Americans descending on the DC Swamp and taking it out of business…

I will close here with a particular note from my internet search: This song resonates 100% with the black male population expressing their political/ voting preferences perfectly also…





Oliver Anthony, “Rich Men of Richmond” Lyrics:

I’ve been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay / So I can sit out here and waste my life away / Drag back home and drown my troubles away.

It’s a damn shame what the world’s gotten to / For people like me and people like you / Wish I could just wake up and it not be true / But it is, oh, it is.

Livin’ in the new world / With an old soul / These rich men north of Richmond / Lord knows they all just wanna have total control / Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do / And they don’t think you know, but I know that you do / ‘Cause your dollar ain’t shit and it’s taxed to no end / ‘Cause of rich men north of Richmond.

I wish politicians would look out for miners / And not just minors on an island somewhere / Lord, we got folks in the street, ain’t got nothin’ to eat / And the obese milkin’ welfare.

Well, God, if you’re 5-foot-3 and you’re 300 pounds / Taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds / Young men are puttin’ themselves six feet in the ground / ‘Cause all this damn country does is keep on kickin’ them down.

Repeat Pre-Chorus

Repeat Chorus

I’ve been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay.

August 18, 2023,

DISCLAIMER: The views and statements expressed in this article constitute constitutionally protected opinions of this author.





  1. Folks, I share sentiment with the song. I listened to it and I cried. I know the American Dream is dead for me….even if my parents came from Greece. I don’t want to hear idiot speeches from Greek immigrants how they came to America with two dollars and their underwear anymore. We the American born of Greek heritage are suffering in huge ways. We can afford a house to live even if we have a worthless college degree and any other worthless degrees. We were lied to and brainwashed at government indoctrination camps, called public education. I know many Generation X, milennials American born with Greek heritage struggling to earn money to pay bills, rent, food, and nothing else. Most of us can’t afford to get married and have kids.

    • The most important part of his song , is “And they don’t think you know, but I know that you do / ‘Cause your dollar ain’t shit and it’s taxed to no end / ‘Cause of rich men north of Richmond…”

      The media, republican and democrartic parities, and Justince Department are “White Suprmacist Mobsters” who believe the Populist of Ameirca and worlld are all inferior and stupid ” to figure out that America has never been a democracy, but a Kleptocracy run by two competing Crime famililies serving Bankers, Oil and Military barons and billlionaires etc etc.

      They actually believe that they have foolen everyone with their media stooges to believe reverything they do …is righteous and without question representing “Truth , Justtice and the American Way ” when they are merely destroyers of not just American but the entiire planet to amass power and money for themselve and their clients !

      Songs are nice ..but this is not enough… every Ameican needs to call them exactly what theyh are … Human Canibals of humanity with their foreign and deomestic wars fabricated by very “Sick Degnerates”!

      Call them to their face …so they are clear ..what they do beyond Satanic ..if that is possible!

      They are “Monsters” every one who is in the Democratic and Republcian parties running America!

      That is the only way they know that they do not fool us ! And that is therei worst nightmare imformed populist!

  2. Dont be pessimistic in 2023 when knowledge is free, distances do not exist and the past becomes present at will!!
    Watch ABUNDANCE by our own Peter Diamandis to see how lucky we are to be alive today!

  3. If you have not yet read the story behind the song Rich Men North of Richmond, which John Rich (of Big & Rich) heard, helped produce and promote giving it worldwide exposure, please check out this link about song writer, Oliver Anthony’s humble, yet redeemed, broken life:

    This one man’s meteoric rise is yet another great testimony to the mighty power, redemption and glory we owe to our Lord, Jesus Christ. We serve a mighty God who is NEVER too big for our problems to overcome. Never! Including those which plague and confuse our great nation today. We must remain steadfast in fervent individual, group and corporate prayer and receive with boldness faith that our Lord has the problems of this season under His complete control knowing the outcome from the start to finish. We can trust that our King and Savior will take care of the necessary actions and judgements already set forth in motion in the spiritual realm beyond our most wildly, earthly imaginations.

    The story of Mr. Anthony shows how when we humbly submit our will to that of God’s, everything we do, will fall into perfect alignment with meaning and purposeful intent. We must continue to look beyond that which confounds us today in the temporal, with our eyes fixed on the goal of life eternal.

    Father God, thank you for the gifts you have bestowed upon our brother, Oliver Anthony. May you continue to bless this man with your miraculous provisions and anointing of song and verse who has helped elevate our concerns to a fever pitch of cries and petitions uniting God-fearing Christians throughout our nation founded under One God.

    We pray for revival and restoration in the United States of America, the church, in the home where our families struggle, within government, media, tech, science and medical professions, the arts and entertainment industries and our educational system and claim victory over evil knowing You, have already overcome and defeated death, so that we may be forever saved and blessed with life eternal.

    By Your stripes, we and our nation claim supernaturally healing! We believe that all strangleholds from the occult will fall and die being rendered useless. All confusion from the enemy stops here, right now, and falls null and void with a crushing defeat to Satan and his demonic army with all plans for evil and destruction against us failing, floundering with complete collapse. Chains are broken now falling into the burning pit of fire where they disintegrate into ash and bones never to be resurrected. Restoration of hearts and healing over a once lost nation has begun to change and turn toward You Father and walk out of the darkness which has previously held our country captive.

    Lord, we know that everything in our possession is owned and authored by You. The stewardship you have blessed us with will no longer be squandered, manipulated or used against us by the enemy. As your vessels and conduits of love and abundance, we are reflections of Your holy light in a dark world. Please fill us with agape love so that we may have hearts as pure as Yours. May your rivers flow freely through us with your mystical powers of restoration in order to rebuild from the ground up what the enemy has destroyed and taken bit by bit, piece by piece, precept by precept.

    Lord, you reign supreme in both heaven and earth, and we thank you for hearing our pleas as we humbly submit to you with thanksgiving asking forgiveness for all our human frailties, failings, weaknesses and transgressions. We forgive those who knew not better and deceived and robbed us while your sheep were asleep. Lord, give back the country originally founded in our Constitution under One God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all and restore the promise land as the Holy Spirit first envisioned and imparted to the leaders of the new world. Lord help us to be better stewards of the land with which you have so abundantly blessed us so that we may pass it forward to future generations to come.

    We give you all the praise and glory, in Jesus name. Amen.


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