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…
ENJOY THE SONG… IT IS FOLLOWED BY THE LYRICS AND A VIDEO WHERE OLIVER ANTHONY EXPLAINS HIS COURSE OF LIFE…
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.
I’ve been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay.
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