Basket Case Lyrics

Green Day


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E., Iii Wright, Frank Edwin Wright Iii, Michael Pritchard, Mike Dirnt, Mike Ryan Pritchard, Tre Cool
album: Track 7 in album Dookie
release date: 1994-1-28
popularity : 291 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Power Pop/Punk
length: 3:03
producer: Rob Cavallo and Green Day
mixer: Green Day, Rob Cavallo and Jerry Finn
engineer: Neil King
additional engineer: Casey McCrankin'
composer: Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong
lyricist: Billie Joe Armstrong

Cover Art

Green Day Dookie cover art
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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
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?
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?


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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