Normal History Vol. 449: 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.

Collapsed cardboard box house
knife slice for windows
it’s dark inside

It’s dark inside

You can’t fool yourself
you know all your tricks
a lump of coal in your temple
I huddle near it
like it’s fire

Like it’s fire

Cardboard box house
Cardboard box house
of love

She’s hurt and wondering why
he hurt her
she’s wondering

Men this rough carpet
we women lie on
too close to the fire

Too close to the fire
in the cardboard box house
of love
of love
of love

“Forlorn” from Jarred Up (K, 1992) (download):