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Humans Can Not Apply by National Security Band

The song "Humans Can Not Apply" is a deeply personal song and tells the story of a someone in an abusive and troubled relationship. As a last resort, they escaped and ran into hiding for several years before they were finally heard from again. Through all of the troubles and solitude, they were replaced at their job by a robot and had no means of making ends meet to pay the bills or put food on the table.


The song haunts me because the connection is so personal and intense. Many people have these same struggles-some have it much worse.





"Humans Can Not Apply" Lyrics


These words cut me to my dying bones

What I heard in my fractured home

Never relaxed, not this time, no way

The thoughts swirl in my active mind


Carry me, carry me, carry me away


As the grains drip through, I slide away

Grasp or squeeze or release these chains

No substance left at the end of the day

Nothing retained from the words they say


Carry me, carry me, carry me away


Memories used to fill the room

Escaping that space was all I could do

Coded words cut deep to the core

I went through the motions week after week


Carry me, carry me, carry me away


A crack of light in my cold pine box

One last message for my aching mind

Etched on the lid of my last goodbye

Were the words, “humans can not apply”


Carry me, carry me, carry me away

What Are Critics Saying About "Humans Can Not Apply"

[Humans Need Not Apply] offer[s] a unique perspective and exploration of the dystopian and dark themes of the whole project.-Apsi Magazine


Humans Need Not Apply" captivates with its blend of energy and melody.

This music embodies power. The bass lines pierce the space, creating an aura of tension and enigma. Listening to this track, I felt as if I were standing on the edge of a cliff, peering into the unknown; it scared and yet fascinated me with its allure.-Vox Magazine

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