Normal History Vol. 485: 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 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Trapped Inside Your Heart
Trapped inside your heart
You’re trapped inside your own heart

I am a swarm of possibility
That make him feel good or bad
That’s what he needs to know

Trapped inside your heart
You’re trapped inside your own heart

Invoking passion with false memories
A publically manufactured code

Trapped inside your heart
You’re trapped inside your own heart

The movie runs between my fingers
There’s always trouble when you have to invent yourself

It’s not love that I don’t feel
It is the loss of something that never was

Trapped inside your heart
You’re trapped inside your own heart

It is the loss

“Trapped Inside Your Heart” from Sitting On Snaps (Matador, 1995) (download):