‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ singer drops new ‘Everyman anthem’ and people can’t get enough

The popularity of viral sensation Oliver Anthony endured with a mournful melody of a society steered away from God “on the brink of the next world war.”

Steeped in humility, the earnestness that enamored the nation once again saw the breakout star with a number-one trending video a few short weeks after emerging from obscurity. Released Tuesday on YouTube, “I Want To Go Home” had more than 1.3 million views in less than a day’s time on the streaming site alone.

Described by some as “another Everyman Anthem,” the new song began, “If it weren’t for my old dogs and the good Lord / They’d have me strung up in the psych ward / ‘Cause every day livin’ in this new world / Is one too many days to me.”

“Son, we’re on the brink of the next world war / And I don’t think nobody’s prayin’ no more / And I ain’t sayin’ I know it for sure / I’m just down on my knees beggin’ Lord take me home,” continued Anthony.

The tune laments those who have lost their way, including the narrator, and a populace that has become susceptible to propaganda as “they all just do what the TV say” with a message throughout about the desire to return to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Anthony, who has continued to make waves throughout the music industry by reportedly turning down $8 million offers while making something like $40,000 a day now from his songs, according to the trade journal Hits, had stirred crowds at his first live performance after his sudden success thanks to “Rich Men North of Richmond” with a reading from the Bible.

“The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming,” reads Psalm 37:12-20. “The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.”

So, too, did the musician reach toward his faith when he ended the video with Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Speaking with Fox News’s Griff Jenkins while in North Carolina, Anthony acknowledged that he felt the appreciation from the crowd, “but I really don’t want the appreciation. I’m nothin’ special. I just — I want people to appreciate each other and appreciate each other’s struggles and hopefully…find the energy that was in the song and manifest it in people’s own personal lives.”

“God put this message out for people just to give ’em some hope,” he continued as he warned that if the nation continued on its current course “culturally, we won’t have a country very long.”

Social media reacted with “goosebumps” to the latest offering and many kudos for Anthony’s music.


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