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Silverstein: Okay Band, Excellent Accountant

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It’s tax day, kinda not really but still sorta depending on your personal sitch (where my 1040-ES-heads at?!?!). So it’s a good day for Silverstein to release a new song called “Bankrupt.” Which is what they’ve done!

And hey, look, I’m not a Silverstein fan, but for what it’s worth, I enjoyed this song. I mean, it would be 10,000% better without all the auto-tune. But it’s the kind of song where the vocalist helpfully tells you when you’re supposed to rock — in this case by shouting “BLOW IT UP!” — and it’s the kind of song that stops to include a cash register sound (get it?). If that level of corniness doesn’t totally put you off, there’s a catchy tune in here. It’s also definitely heavier than anything the band has done in awhile, at least insofar as Silverstein shit I’ve heard goes.

Still, Silverstein the band is nowhere near as skilled at music as Mort Silverstein, CPA is at helping MetalSucks minimize payments to the government and maximize profits. If you’re looking for a good accountant, we simply cannot recommend Mort highly enough.

Silverstein’s “Bankrupt” is out now via UNFD. You can check it out via the Wyatt Clough-directed music video at the bottom of this post.

Guitarist and songwriter Paul Marc says of the song:

“I don’t know how to feel anything but rage anymore. The rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. Wages are stagnant, tuition costs are rising, jobs are being automated/off-shored, costs of a home are laughable in most major cities. The walls feel like they’re closing in and escape is starting to feel impossible. Two-faced leaders and greedy elected officials line their pockets while stripping funding for the programs that we actually need. What are we supposed to do now? Looking out for one another on a community level is good, but changing a crooked system is better.”

Silverstein have North American tour dates coming up in the fall. Grab those, along with the lyrics to “Bankrupt,” below.

Mort Silverstein, meanwhile, is currently accepting new clients. Contact him here.

Silverstein Live Dates
11/04: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/05: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
11/07: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/09: Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/11: Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
11/13: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/15: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/16: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/18: San Francisco, CA – The Regency
11/19: Los Angeles, CA- Belasco
11/20: Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/21: Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/23: Tempe, AZ – Marquee
11/24: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
11/26: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
11/27: San Antonio, TX – Vibes
11/28: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/30: St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
12/03: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/12: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

“Bankrupt” Lyrics
Blow it up
Hail to the king of vanity
Praise to the lord of hostility
Hallejulah! Bless the bottom line
New day, same con
Works every time
Take it all ’til there’s nothing left
Never believed a word that you said
Destroyer you are become death
Sell out, cash in, but you’ll always be
Bankrupt

I’m waiting for an answer
Life is a disaster we’re going through
Time keeps on moving backwards
The world is a cancer coming for you

Hail to the king
Well, who’s the fucking king?
I won’t be bowing to power I’ll never kiss the ring
Fake fortunes on the backs of the unfortunate
Stock options only offset the loneliness
Money talks but time’s going deaf
Can’t buy back the life that you spent
Destroyer you are become death

Sell out, cash in, but you’ll always be
Bankrupt

I’m waiting for an answer
Life is a disaster we’re going through
Time keeps on moving backwards
The world is a cancer coming for you

Everybody’s got a knife to their neck
If they’re coming for them, they’re gonna come for you next
Nobody’s life is worth as much as the check
They’re gonna sign it in blood with the tip of the bayonet

Blow it up!

The deck is stacked
The game is rigged
The only rope they give
Chokes us when they pull the strings

I’m waiting for an answer
Life is a disaster we’re going through
Time keeps on moving backwards
The world is a cancer coming for you

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