Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony

 Joliet, Illinois, USA
BandPopEDM

It's hard to classify my music because I like a lot of types. It is NOT hard rock or rap, but can range from easy listening to dance.

Biography

Illinois is known for it's Windy City, Bulls and well, Bulls. An outsider only knows the pop culture references made of each state, but to its inhabitants, it's plainly home. To Richard Anthony it's the place he was born and bred, went to college and still calls home today. A quarter of a decade in New Lenox, IL then onto Lewis University earning a BA in physics only to go on to National Louis University in Wheaton, IL to get his Masters in Science Education. Putting his acheivements to work, Richard's taught the last 15 years at Joilet High School.

But growing up with a pianist mother, it was only a matter of time before Richard's musical side took over. Richard reveals, "Music means to be able to touch a soul. I remember the moment I got hooked on Barry Manilow. I just lost my childhood "crush" and heard the song "Old Songs" and it seemed to be written just for me. At that moment I realized the power of music. Being able to convey thoughts so that others can relate. That's what makes songwriting both challenging and fun for me."

The mad scientist never took to song...or did he? Richard Anthony is not a mad scientist persay but he is a Jekyll Hyde of sorts. A physics teacher by day and a budding musician by night. All the while being a father to a young boy he took in some years ago. His son, Nick, is the inspiration behind his single "Even If." Richard says, "It was my response to family members that asked me how I could risk getting attached to a child, not

knowing if he may go back to his birth parents someday." Not only inspiring a song, but a reason to give as well, Richard plans on donating, "between two charities. One is based in Chicago "Mercy Home for Boys and Girls" (or called Mission of our Lady of Mercy) and the other is based in Joliet, "Guardian Angel Home."

The mind of an intellectual, the voice of a popstar and the heart of a saint, Richard Anthony has all bases covered but is ready to take on the world one step at a time with his musical endeavors.

Lyrics

Do You Ever Wonder Why

Written By: Richard Anthony

Do you live with consciousness or do you walk around blind?
Socrates said that the unexamined life, is not worth living
Do you ever think about who you are? Where you’re going?

Search to be happy isn’t that what we all do
Yet we all feel pain and wonder how to get through
Show me the way to everlasting joy
I want to wake up and feel as good as before

Lust / innocence Gluttony / temperance Greed / charity Laziness / diligence
Anger / forgiveness Jealousy / kindness Pride / humility
Which do you choose?

Do you creep up in your head when it’s late at night?
Do you hear yourself speak when all is quiet?
Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?
Does it make you happy just to leave you blue?

Do you ever wonder why
Do you ever wonder why

Tell me how to find my destiny
Tell me how to live in harmony
Tell me why I’m so weak
Tell me why I’m incomplete
Stop me from feeling empty (insecure)

Do you creep up in your head when it’s late at night?
Do you hear yourself speak when all is quiet?
Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?
Does it make you happy just to leave you blue?

Do you analyze the motions of you life?
Do you try to do what is right?
Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?
Does it make you happy just to leave you blue?

Does is make you sad…..does it make you sad

Do you ever wonder why?

Search to be happy isn’t that what we all do
Yet we all feel pain and wonder how to get through

Hatred / love truth/deceit doubt / faith despair / hope
Prejudice/acceptance sadness / joy
you control your destiny

Do you creep up in your head when it’s late at night?
Do you hear yourself speak when all is quiet?
Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?
Does it make you happy just to leave you blue?

Do you analyze the motions of your life?
Do you try to do what is right?
Do you ever wonder why you do the things you do?
Does it make you happy just to leave you glad?

Does it make you glad

Aren’t you glad

You’re in control now aren’t you glad

You control your destiny now aren’t you glad

Back to You

Written By: Richard Anthony

Back to You

Why can’t I let you go
why do I keep running back to you
Why can’t I let you go
why do I keep running back to you
Is it the way you touch my soul
the way you whisper in my ear I lose control
the way you hold me tight
Is it the way you @&*# me in the middle of the night

repeat...

Discography

It's Time to Get Away
Inside