Twerps : Work It Out
So what does it mean to be an adult? On He’s In Stock, the B-side from Work It Out, it means getting your drugs home-delivered to the suburbs while mum doesn’t stop giving you the shits. Or maybe not. On A-side Work It Out, frontman Marty Frawley rationalises his way through a breakup by taking the higher ground. Thing is, I don’t believe him. It’s the stunted, almost rushed phrasing. It’s the half-cooked couplets (the opening lines of the song rhyme “know” with “know”). It’s that still-frail, contrived bravado in the delivery. When the unreliable narrator states in the chorus “You get back / what you put in”, it’s a declaration of emotional bankruptcy rather than a cry of affirmation.