Oliver Anthony - Rich Men North of Richmond

Rich Men North of Richmond by Oliver Anthony Song lyrics | Music video




"Rich Men North of Richmond" sheds light on the struggles of the American working class, skillfully crafted by Oliver Anthony. Written and produced by Anthony, the song quickly went viral after its release on August 11, 2023.

According to Oliver Anthony, the performance video of Rich Men North of Richmond was "first song to get out there that has been recorded on a real microphone and a real camera," and not just on his cell phone. The video has surpassed 2 million views just two days after its release on YouTube. Within just two days, this new released song also placed three of Anthony's tracks in Apple Music's top 10, catapulting him from obscurity.

This breakout success caught the attention of country legend John Rich, who offered to collaborate on producing a record.


Explore the "Rich Men North of Richmond" song's lyrics below, and don't miss the chance to listen to this compelling track in here.


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




Rich Men North of Richmond Song Lyrics continue here:

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

Lord, 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've been sellin' my soul, workin' all day
Overtime hours for bullshit pay

OTHER LYRICS FROM THIS ARTIST
LYRICS FROM OTHER ARTISTS