Basket Case Lyrics - Green Day



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Do you have the time, To listen to me whine,
About nothing and everything all at once?
I am one of those
Melodramatic fools,
Neurotic to the bone no doubt about it

Sometimes I give myself the creeps,
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me,
It all keeps adding up,
I think I'm cracking up!
Am I just paranoid?
Am I just stoned?

I went to a shrink
To analyze my dreams
She says it's lack of sex
That's bringing me down
I went to a whore
He said my life's a bore
So quit my whining cause
it's bringing her down

Sometimes I give myself the creeps,
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me,
It all keeps adding up,
I think I'm cracking up!
Am I just paranoid?
Ah, Yuh, yuh, yuh!

Grasping to con-trol...
So I better hold on!

Sometimes I give myself the creeps,
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me,
It all keeps adding up,
I think I'm cracking up!
Am I just paranoid?
I'm not sure...




Writer: JEFFRIES, JAMES / COLE, MARK
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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holy shit | Reviewer: Blood Bird | 3/29/12

Basket Case is my favorite fucking song by Green Day! i learned how 2 play it on my guitar, and it sounds kick-ass!!!!!!!!! Dookie is without a doubt one of the greatest CDs ever made. comment if u think Green Day should re-record and release the album "Cigarettes and Valentines."

Basket Case, really, just one of those songs | Reviewer: Nathan | 4/3/11

Basket Case is a weird song...
I love this song. It has such a great melody. It's one of those songs that you don't just choose to listen to, but when you shuffle your iPod it comes up and you think, "Why don't I listen to this more often?" Dookie, you should buy, along with Weezer's 1994 self titled album.

A great choice of song and album. ;D

Fuck a duck | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/28/11

Billie Joe opens this song out awesomely with great vocals and an awesome guitar riff, then Tre nails the fast drum riff at about 30 aeconds in and of course mike is mike. The lyrics are great and make me think. Green Day is a very talented band and i love them no matter what they do, they do it great!!! I idolize billie!

song | Reviewer: Blood Bird | 1/13/11

this album was out before i was born (1995), but my mom had the album and gave it to me when i was 7, and i loved it, especsially tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, and 10 (Burnout, Having a Blast, Welcome to Paradise, Basket Case, She, and In the End).

quick ammendment :) | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/10/10

to traci229: I'm afraid that there were two Green Day albums before 1994's Dookie; 39/Smooth (1990) and Kerplunk (1992). They also released 3 EPs before the release of Dookie; Slappy, 1,000 Hours and Sweet Children (I can't remember the dates off the top of my head).

I'm just being pedantic so no one forgets pre-Dookie Green Day, because, for me, most of their really good music came from that era... Not to say the new stuff isn't AMAZING though. I can't believe after 23 years they are still going AND creating music that is a hell of a lot better (to me) than pretty much all the rest of current pop and rock scene. They've changed a little, but that doesn't make them sellouts or 'not a punk band', in fact, judging punk on a lyrical level, their newer stuff is more punk than ever before. Which doesn't really matter to anyone because I hate labelling bands. Green Day are so amazing they just transcend labels... :)

Anyway, amazing song (me in a nutshell really :P). Bring on a new album from my all-time favourite band!!!

awesome intro | Reviewer: a b b y | 6/28/10

I love the opening lines. It is brilliant.
Do you have the time, To listen to me whine,
About nothing and everything all at once?
I am one of those
Melodramatic fools,
Neurotic to the bone no doubt about it

so amazing! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/25/10

I've known this song for years and years and years.. But no matter how many times I listen to it it never gets old. I love Green Day, especially their older stuff, even though their newer albums are nothing short of amazing as well. This song though - the reason I love it so much is because the first verse and the chorus describe myself in a nutshell so perfectly it gives me the creeps. (Pun very much intended.)

One of the best songs from one of the best albums | Reviewer: traci229 | 12/8/09

To answer the question that was put out there by one of the other reviewers, the name of the CD this was on was "Dookie". It was Green Day's first album, released in 1994, which was the year I graduated from high school, and judging from the other reviewers comments, was either before they were born or when they were still in diapers...LOL. This was by far the best GD album ever, spawning more hits than most of their later albums combined - even American Idiot. This whole CD was gold - you should check it out if you haven't heard it - especially the hidden track at the end - "All by Myself/The Bert and Ernie Song" - it's HILLARIOUS!

love it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/07

i love this song, when i first heard it along time a go i think on tony hawks underground 1 (lol) i loved it. and some just requested it on mtv and i remebered it. does anyone know if this is from an album or what album its from

Baby | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/13/07

Well this is one of the songs i use to hear when i was small. I've been a Green Day fan since i was born! ;)

wow! | Reviewer: Kristin | 4/18/07

I love this song, everytime I hear it it gets stuck in my head. But for some very strange reason I didn't like it so much the first time I heard it...very strange. This is one of my favorite songs and one of Green Day's best!

Woo. | Reviewer: Drewkid | 2/14/07

Yes, I love this song. The lyrics are great, and I ecspecially like the music.

GREAT BAND!!^_^ | Reviewer: lonely-and-wants-to-die | 2/21/07

I have been listening to green day ever since I was little and "BASKET CASE" is one of the best songs that they have ever done!!

wow.... | Reviewer: norma | 12/16/05

this is one of my favourite songs. the first time i heard it, i didnt know what the title was so i kept searching for it until i found various versions of the same song. that kind of pissed me of until i found the green day version....

Awesome Song! | Reviewer: JRyan | 10/19/05

Great song! The first time I heard it,I couldn't get it out of my head for weeks! I never listened to another song for months!


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