The first song on Hawksley Workman
's fourth album, the critically acclaimed Lover/Fighter
, starts with the controversial line, "F--k you, you're drunk and acting tough."
Workman told us in our interview that he was drinking a lot of whiskey at the time and talking tough. "I think I was addressing myself at that moment," he said. "But it's so appropriate because everybody talks tough when they're drunk. It feels like somewhat of a universal thought and it's funny to have those be the first words on the record."
He went on to explain that a lot of the lyrics on Lover/Fighter
got written in that headspace because he would sit on a chair near the fireplace at his old studio and just drink.