1. The struggles to be an ideal human, hence nearly human.
Want of a Nail: Don't get hung up the little things. Succeed at the big important stuff.
Unloved: Personal stuff taking priority over kids.
Fidelity: Get beyond the supposedly ideal human sterotypes.
Feel It: Lacking something emotionally. Unfulfilled.
Love My Life: Realize the human existence. v Little Hitlers: Battle to be superior.
2. And as on some other Todd works, _Nearly Human_ can be applied from the out of human body angle, hence not human.
Hawking: Another existence. Much time and space reference.
Can't Stop Running: What's across that finish line string?
3. The album's group recording technique provides more of a spontaneous performance, with associated shortcomings. Most evident on the intentionbally loose I Love My Life.