Basket Case Lyrics

Green Day


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt
album: Track 1 in album Dookie
release date: 1994-1-28
popularity : 852 users have visited this page.
length: 3:03
additional engineer: Casey McCrankin'
engineer: Neil King
mix: Green Day, Rob Cavallo, Jerry Finn
producer: Green Day, Rob Cavallo

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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?
Or 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
She 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?
A ya-ya-ya

Grasping to control
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?
Or am I just stoned?

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Track Listing

  • 1 Burnout
  • 2 Having a Blast
  • 3 Chump
  • 4 Longview
  • 5 Welcome to Paradise
  • 6 Pulling Teeth
  • 7 Basket Case
  • 8 She
  • 9 Sassafras Roots
  • 10 When I Come Around
  • 11 Coming Clean
  • 12 Emenius Sleepus
  • 13 In the End
  • 14 F.O.D. / All by Myself