Normal History Vol. 384: 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 32-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

I’ll Call You
I want cold and impersonal sex
during which I’ll be pretending I’m with someone else
I only care about my satisfaction

I will jerk you around
to get as much for myself as I can
If you object—I’ll be on my way

If you dare to communicate with me
after I’ve let you know where you stand
I will belittle you
I will disrespect you with comments
that I call “joking”—if you don’t get it
you need to lighten up

You will play by my rules
and I’m not into telling you what my rules are

I’m very highly evolved
I’m very attractive
I have a lot of options that I am keeping open
so don’t expect me to treat you as if
you’re someone special—you’re not

I’ll let you know when it’s your turn again
until then, let’s be friends

I’ll call you

“I’ll Call You” from the album The Observer (Kill Rock Stars, 2006) (download):