Normal History Vol. 427: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 33-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

20 Years / No Escape

I row my boat to shore
I pull up on the sandy beach of spite
I walk across the sand
to the green
to the dark

I look back over my shoulder
sea sucked my boat away

sky grew grey
sea grew cold and the sky pounded down in rain
sea sucked my boat away
no escape

cloud line, tree line, sea line, grey line, mist line, tree line, sea
sea sucked my boat away
20 years
no escape

I’ve been here for 20 years
in the tree line, cloud line, mist line, sea line
20 years

no escape

“20 Years / No Escape” from Water Cuts My Hands (K, 1989) (download):

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