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 CommentThe song is about how whacked out religions and deities are. It's not about censorship, or calves. or whatever other baloney. It's about how messed up religion is. This is a quote from Jerry Cantrell in a 2011 SPIN interview, when asked about the meaning of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here:

    "I don't know that I've ever said we never had a message. What I probably said is that a lot of stuff we say is not completely overt. Even in that song, I think there is a poetry and lyricism and a sense of humor. It's not a subject we haven't thought about or written about before — "Man in the Box," "God Smack," "Bleed the Freak." Read the lyrics. It's not new territory. It's not a political thing, like railing against the church or a faith. It's just "What the fuck? Really?" There are some things that don't work here anymore. Can we incorporate some facts into our belief system? Can we be nicer to each other? Can we accept somebody that believes something different than you, and we can try not to hurt them if they do?"

    spin.com/articles/alice-in-chains-jerry-cantrell-devil-put-dinosaurs-here-interview/
    raingrayon August 16, 2014   Link

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