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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
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
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
Feed my eyes now you've sewn them shut



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    rockdog999Mar 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    idk y, but people always say its about a drug addiction.
    no its not...
    its saying that this person it trapped by his own choices, beaten by his decisions, and that there is no point in trying to do anything. "he who tries, will be wasted"
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    TellYaSoApr 24, 2011 at 5:48 am
    Possible religious meaning...they could be saying, as in Get Born Again, that Christ is still dead (possibly also the man in the box), or that we are the man in the box hoping that someone (ie, a religious figure) will save us from the horror of knowing that death and decomposition is the end.

    "Jesus Christ/Deny your maker/He who tries will be wasted" could be a reference to the idea that you can't fight the fact that your fate is sealed (as in the box)...We're all going to die, and you can't fight that fact. Fatalism, basically. As in, either there is no maker, or, the maker set up the system that says we die. There's no changing it either way.

    Or, it could mean that Jesus Christ should have denied his maker, because he according to AIC wasn't resurrected, and wound up just as dead as all of us will be? Who knows.

    Either way, basically, the uplifting message ::sarcasm:: is that yes, the underdog who gets beat and kicked around, will not be saved or rescued, and will still wind up six feet below (or are already boxed in, even during life). Wow. With a worldview like that, no wonder addiction was the perceived only way out for the lead singer?
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    rockerbaby95Feb 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    i am the man in the box!!! i love this song. this song describes me on sooo many levels

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