Bullet With Butterfly Wings Song Lyrics

The Smashing Pumpkins

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The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain?
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game

Even though I know--I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold-like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I'm naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show?
The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain?
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game

Even though I know--I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold-like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I'm naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show?
The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain?
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game

Even though I know--I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold-like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I'm naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show?
The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain?
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game

Even though I know--I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold-like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I'm naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show?

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • 2 Tonight, Tonight
  • 3 Jellybelly
  • 4 Zero
  • 5 Here Is No Why
  • 6 Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  • 7 To Forgive
  • 8 Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  • 9 Love
  • 10 Cupid de Locke
  • 11 Galapogos
  • 12 Muzzle
  • 13 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  • 14 Take Me Down
    CD 2
  • 1 Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • 2 Bodies
  • 3 Thirty-Three
  • 4 In the Arms of Sleep
  • 5 1979
  • 6 Tales of a Scorched Earth
  • 7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • 8 Stumbleine
  • 9 X.Y.U.
  • 10 We Only Come Out at Night
  • 11 Beautiful
  • 12 Lily (My One and Only)
  • 13 By Starlight
  • 14 Farewell and Goodnight


  • credits


    publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    writers: William Patrick Corgan
    album: Track in album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    release date: 1995-10
    popularity : 151 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Shoegaze/Grunge
    length: 4:18
    producer: Alan Moulder, Flood and Billy Corgan
    mixer: Billy Corgan, Alan Moulder and Flood
    composer: Billy Corgan
    lyricist: Billy Corgan

    Album Information

    label: Virgin
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 724384086428
    script: Latin