Ive Got to Get sober / I Want To Go Home
29. August 2023 By Walter Price 0

…feeling this way, OLIVER ANTHONY I Want To Go Home

Oliver Anthony I Want To Go Home is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer

I Want To Go Home

by Walter Price

When I wrote my recent review of Oliver Anthony’s metamorphic song “Ive Got to Get Sober”, it was on the unforeseen precipice of a media firestorm or tug-of-war, if you will, over his next release, “Rich Men North of Richmond”. But, as history has proven, folk singers/storytellers are no strangers to polarization and subsequent controversy. Ask Pete Seeger, Dylan, Guthrie, Simone, and so on…Telling truths from a writer’s perspective seems to irk the status quo and it’s an evergreen phenomenon. Only now magnified by a country and media divided far more than ever seen before.

About the song that’s narrative was twisted every which way, Oliver has said, “Rich Men North of Richmond is about corporate-owned DC politicians on both sides. Though Biden’s most certainly a problem, the lyrics aren’t exclusively knocking Biden, it’s bigger and broader than that. It’s knocking the system collectively. Including the corporate-owned conservative politicians that were on stage that night.” [sic]

Enough said about that.

The focus, as it is with diehard fans of message, texture, and the words sewn together to take us on a journey and perhaps feel something at the end of it all, is that Anthony is a great narrator. A chronicler with an unbelievable knack for grabbing the listeners with his voice and holding us there with a zeitgeist point of view that is clearly resonating with folks. And his most recent offering is no different.

“I Want To Go Home” (video) is another stark and earthy lament about the haves and have-nots and the upper-crust people who pull the strings, delve into unnecessary chaos, and twist points of view. All the while letting God know this singer knows his ultimate destination and is ready to go. Unfortunately, this song will cause some divisions, but what it should do is start some healthy conversations about making some changes to how the machine is run. The masses, if they were truly honest, would agree.

You can hear Oliver Anthony’s latest socially conscious prayer, here at the GTC.


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For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

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