Bullet With Butterfly Wings Lyrics

The Smashing Pumpkins


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: William Patrick Corgan
album: Track in album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
release date: 1995-10-23
popularity : 11 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

Cover Art

The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness cover art
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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?
And what do you want? I want to change
And what have you got?
When you feel the same

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

Tell me I'm the only one, tell me there's no other one
Jesus was an only son

Tell me I'm the chosen one
Jesus was an only son for you

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

Tell me I'm the only one, tell me there's no other one
Jesus was an only son

And I still believe that I cannot be saved


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