Anthem for the American worker

UPDATE — The new hero of the American blue collar worker Oliver Anthony’s real name is Christopher Lunsford. Oliver Anthony was his grandfather’s name. He used the pseudonym to try and remain a private troubadour. That’s impossible now since his anthem has become an overnight sensation.  

The singer lives with his dog in a 27-foot camper somewhere in Appalachia, one of the poorest areas of America, where people work their guts out for small pay while political elites ignore their plight and choose instead to send billions of dollars to Ukraine.

Lunsford said he dedicates his songs to his grandfather who was born in 1930s Appalachia, “dirt floors, seven kids, hard times.”

The working man’s troubadour said that over the years he has gotten to know tens of thousands of other blue collar workers on job sites and in factories.

“I’ve spent all day, every day hearing the same story,” he said. “People are so damn tired of being neglected, divided and manipulated. I have spent many nights feeling hopeless, that the greatest country on Earth is quickly fading away.”

Anthem for the American worker
Chris Lunsford and his dog in Appalachia.

Turns down $8-million from music industry to go it alone.


A song by former North Carolina factory worker Oliver Anthony has gone viral because he sings about forgotten American workers who slug their guts out for bullshit pay while uncaring do-nothing politicians live high on the hog — on the workers’ tax dollars. 

The song has gone viral on YouTube so let’s keep it going. 

Now, NOW Goddamnit, is the time for a revolution.

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


2 thoughts on “Anthem for the American worker

  1. Good post, mich. The song hit it dead on with no BS, and the man deserves the accolades. Washington is a shit-hole, and folks with even a bit of brain mass see this. What do we do? Voting isn’t the answer, but as you say, a revolution might just do it. I’m old, but ready and willing.

  2. Elections are rigged as hell but next November’s vote is the only hope for a regime change to save America from its increasing descent into hell.