Alice in chains -Man in the box…What does this song mean?

I'm the man in the box

Buried in my ****

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

Feed my eyes now you've sewn them shut

I'm the dog who gets beat

Shove my nose in ****

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

Feed my eyes now you've sewn them shut

6 Answers

  • songfacts.com

    This is about censorship, with animal cruelty used as a metaphor. The "Man in the box" is like a veal calf trapped in confinement.

    The video got a lot of airplay on MTV. It was the first Grunge video that got significant airplay, coming almost a year before Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

    This was the first single from their debut album. It took a while to catch on, but when MTV picked up the video and radio stations started playing this, the album started selling lots of copies. Facelift became the first album by a Seattle grunge band to go platinum, selling over 1 million copies.

    Guitarist Jerry Cantrell sang some of the lyrics. When lead singer Layne Staley sang the powerful chorus lines like "Jesus Christ," Cantrell's voice came in with the next line like "Deny Your Maker." Cantrell did most of the band's songwriting at the time, but Staley wrote some of this as well.

    This was used in the 1994 movie Lassie in a scene where the boy who owns Lassie skateboards to it. It also appears in The Perfect Storm during a fishing scene. (thanks, Bob - Vallejo, CA)

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    Alice in chains -Man in the box...What does this song mean?

    I'm the man in the box

    Buried in my ****

    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

    Feed my eyes now you've sewn them shut

    I'm the dog who gets beat

    Shove my nose in ****

    Won't...

  • I interprete it as feeling alone and alienated by everyone , including God.....and while he thinks he deserves it, he's looking for someone to save him from himself....

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  • i feel the same way lax mom feels.I think shes right on the money.

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