Warren Zevon - Basket Case Lyrics


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My baby is a basket case
A bipolar mama in leather and lace
Face like an angel, she's a perfect waste
My baby is a basket case

Dracula's daughter, Calamity Jane
Smoke on the water, water on the brain
She's pretty as a picture, and totally crazed
My baby is a basket case

She's gonna make a madman outta me
She's gonna make a madman outta me

She's manic-depressive and schizoid, too
The friskiest psycho that I ever knew
We're paranoid lovers lost in space
My baby is a basket case

My baby's gonna celebrate
I'm being dragged through the nuthouse gates
Got my straitjacket on and I'm taking her place
My baby is a basket case

She finally made a madman outta me
She finally made a madman outta me
My baby made a madman outta me
She finally made a madman outta me



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Sacrificial Lambs
  • 2 Basket Case
  • 3 Lord Byron’s Luggage
  • 4 Macgillycuddy’s Reeks
  • 5 You’re a Whole Different Person When You’re Scared
  • 6 Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)
  • 7 Genius
  • 8 Laissez-Moi Tranquille
  • 9 I Have to Leave
  • 10 My Ride’s Here