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


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

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    General Comment"I'm the man in the box"

    "I'm the dog that gets beat"

    Yeah, lot of calves mentioned there.

    At best, he might use the imagery to highlight the similarities of being an animal stuck in a box, and a person finding itself forced into the world by their crazy death god.

    Or, he was too sensitive/afraid to discuss the song's actual anti-religious sentiment at the time. But if that's the case, then, thankfully, he got over that by the time they wrote God Am.
    raingrayon August 12, 2014   Link

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