Every week, 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 40-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.
If this is the woman in the song, perhaps being marooned for 20 years after the sea sucked her boat away is not necessarily a bad thing. To be alone with the means of production at hand might elevate solitude to an intensely creative experience.
“20 Years/No Escape” from Water Cuts My Hands (K/Matador, 1991) (download):