Normal History Vol. 508: 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.

“Step Into My Sphere”
“Step into my sphere,”
said the lady to the guy. 
“Don’t send your sphinx my way. 
Don’t send your sphinx to town.” 

It’s a confusing thing
when you believe in someone
because you trust them. 
Fire comes with fire. 

“Are we always drawing backwards?”
said the lady to the mirror.

“Ruby-Lucille,
don’t send your sphinx to town.
Ruby-Lucille,
you picked a fine line to wheel.” 

It’s noon now and it feels like 7:00 a.m.
Got another whole day
on that tiny little stage
you call your town.
We’re not following you around. 

“Ruby-Lucille,
don’t take your sphinx to town.
Ruby-Lucille,
you picked a fine hand to deal.” 

“Step into my sphere,”
said the lady to the guy.
“Come into my sphere,”
said the lady to the guy.

“Step Into My Sphere” from Who Shot Elvis? (Matador, 1997) (download):