John Rich has a candid message for progressives, and it’s about to become an American anthem
John Rich just released his new song “Progress,” and it will absolutely be a mega anthem, defining this moment in our history.
While most people watch television or movies to tap into the social and political vibes of the times, music has always had a much better push on how real Americans are feeling at any given time. This has never been more true than for country music and politics right now.
Rich’s new song ‘Progress’ has apparently already reached No. 2 on the iTunes country chart, according to a post share on Rich’s Twitter account, and I’m not surprised. It’s a nice three-minute ballad that not-so-subtly says “f**k you and f**k off” to Democrats in power.
“There’s a hole in this country where his heart was,” Rich opens the track.
“They say building back better will make America great,” he sings, a seemingly blatant middle finger to the Biden administration’s poster child bill. “If this is the wave of the future, all I have to say…” (RELATED: Kameron Marlowe falls off the stage on the biggest tour of his career to date)
“Keep your progress where the sun doesn’t shine. Keep your big mess away from me and mine. If you leave us alone, well, we’ll be fine.
Rich’s lyrics sound like a poignant love story for the millions of Americans struggling to identify with the progressive movement sweeping Washington DC and seeping into blue enclaves across the country.
The rest of the song covers everything from the importance of Jesus to faith, to parodying the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, lockdowns, homelessness and the border crisis. The song’s lyrical beauty is sure to resonate from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Rockies as we head into the November midterms and I can’t wait to hear it from my van here in the Carolinas.
However, it’s the video that’s very sure to trigger one because it features every human demographic group living in the United States today. Shortly before Rich released the song, he wrote on his Twitter account: “America finds unity in pain. The more pain they bring, the more bound we become. It works the opposite of what they expected.
You can watch the full video below, and I know you’ll love it: