"The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" as written by and Michael A. Inez Jerry Cantrell....
Come to me I'll fill the hole
Why would I be lying
End fan, all planned out
Offering a wonderful
Peace of mind worth buying
Bow down last round up

I am wise and you don't know
A cloud is my home
Only some get in
Got a 'maginary friend

The devil put dinosaurs here
Jesus don't like a queer
The devil put dinosaurs here
No problem with faith just fear

Promise those who've gone before
Waitin' on you flyin'
Leading receiving us
I'm as flawed as any man
Look at me I'm smiling
Drink me, eat me up

I am wise and you don't know
A cloud is my home
Only some get in
Got a 'maginary friend

The devil put dinosaurs here
Jesus don't like a queer
The devil put dinosaurs here
No problem with faith just fear

I am wise and you don't know
A cloud is my home
Only some get in
Got a 'maginary friend

The devil put dinosaurs here
Jesus don't like a queer
The devil put dinosaurs here
No problem with faith

Fear

Liar


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  • +6
    General CommentThis song is Jerry poking holes at the way Religious groups messages and "commandments" are contradicted with their beliefs and actions. There is religious parties that believe the devil put dinosaur bones deep in the ground to confuse the faithful. And to the religions like catholicism and others that say to be loving to your brother and treat others the way you want to be treated but then go out and attack the gays for being an "abomination".
    LReyon July 18, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI've always loved AIC. Of course Staley will always be missed.
    AIC's music has always been laced with references to Christianity. Surprises me how those who seem to dislike Jesus talk about Him so much. It's not Jesus who is the problem; it's the many fools who misrepresent Him.
    Zolhayeon September 05, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's not just a song about the hypocracy of Christianity. It's really a song about how both sides of the religion argument (God/Science) are hypocritical and that the argument will never end. "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here) is a statement that means all science and religion do is cause arguments. I don't like the parts dissing Jesus, but the message is partially true. The argument just keeps going like an Energizer battery.
    Grungemanon November 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think there's a very important line that no one is talking about.

    "No problem with faith, just fear"
    stjimmyrocks92on May 06, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel like this is not only about trying to paint religious people as hypocrites but to emphasize that there will always be people who criticize religion and Christians.
    Definitely not their best song....

    Keep in mind that your taste in music does not always have to line up with your beliefs. I am a Christian and I'm a big fan of Alice In Chains, as well as Nirvana, Tool, and Pearl Jam, all of whom have songs that openly criticize God and religion
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron February 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionYou damn right jesus don't like a queer... Their a Bobby nation.
    Seks is for pre production only. Butt Seks don't make no baby's. So is against God free wheel...get it thru your skull you ignorant A theist with your satin music..gay's are a Bobby nation.
    saint_torumon June 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight on! Couldn't of said it better myself, from a reformed Irish Catholic girl.
    Michelle324on May 17, 2016   Link
  • -4
    General CommentCan't Jerry and these low-brow rockers come up with something different than mocking God? It's going on 40 years now, these guys recycle the same old anti-Christ and anti-God crap. It's lame, old, tired....and they're stupid anyway: Why support the god that hates mankind (Devil) against the one that loves? Dumb Jerry, drug addict moron, he's not going to like finding out which side he ends up on after his death. Dumb!
    becca10000on February 22, 2014   Link
  • -5
    My OpinionThis is the worst, most uninspired song "Alice in Chains" (in quotes because Layne was Alice in Chains) has ever produced. Jesus don't like a queer? Really Jerry? That's the best line you could come up with to describe the hypocrisy of Christianity? There are so many rich, deep, and complex works of art out there that deal with this subject extensively and actually have good taste. This is not one of them. I wanted to throw this CD out of the car window my first run through of it. Very disappointing, I new this would happen.
    Cunthuluon August 08, 2013   Link

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