Normal History Vol. 538: 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 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Wasn’t Said
Look ahead to the time
when you’ve forgotten
all that was said

when you look behind
and it doesn’t matter anymore

Look ahead
it’s hard to want to go there now
that’s where you’re heading
that’s what you’re waiting for
it’s what you’re waiting for
that time, when you’re looking behind you

and none of this will matter
all of this confusion
will be so far, so far in the past
it won’t matter in the now

In the now
that’s still ahead

Looking ahead to when
none of this is gonna matter
how it went
and what was said
and what wasn’t said

To create this void of no communication
no communication
no communication now
there’s nothing now

but to look ahead
when none of this will matter
what was and wasn’t said

It wasn’t said

“Wasn’t Said” from Empathy For The Evil (M’lady’s, 2014) (download):