Despite all my rage
I am still just a rat in a cage

from Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet with Butterfly Wings Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line is used to not only echo the the first 4 lines of the chorus but also to accentuate the previous two lines. At first we see that Corgan is troubled by his situation, but now we see his frustration is stemming from the fact that he is unable to be saved which now sheds light on where his rage comes from.

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