I'm the man in the box
Buried in my shit

Won't you come and save me?
Save me

Feed my eyes
(Can you sew them shut?)
Jesus Christ
(Deny your maker)
He who tries
(Will be wasted)
Oh, feed my eyes
(Now you've sewn them) shut

I'm the dog who gets beat
Shove my nose in shit

Won't you come and save me?
Save me

Feed my eyes
(Can you sew them shut?)
Jesus Christ
(Deny your maker)
He who tries
(Will be wasted)
Oh, feed my eyes
(Now you've sewn them) shut

Feed my eyes
(Can you sew them shut?)
Jesus Christ
(Deny your maker)
He who tries
(Will be wasted)
Oh, feed my eyes
(Now you've sewn them) shut


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Liqwd10shn

Man In The Box Lyrics as written by Layne Staley Jerry Cantrell

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    General CommentWay too many religious folks here trying to mangle the meaning of this song.

    It's pretty simple. The song criticises the system of a two-faced, insecure "savior". It's all nice and sunshine to you until you disagree with it, then it burns you in hell forever.

    "Feed my eyes" and "Now you've sown them shut". These are the keys. You feed someone religious dogma when they're looking to be 'saved', but once that person realizes what a sham the religion/god is, their eyes get shown shut and they want nothing more to do with it.

    They're sown shut by seeing what a tyrant the god is, who forces people into existence so that it can decide if it wants to torture them forever or not.
    raingrayon August 12, 2014   Link

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