Basket Case Lyrics – Green Day

English 110 November 29, 1994
"Basket Case" by Green Day is a song that delves into the experience of mental unease, anxiety, and the struggle to understand one's own emotions. The speaker feels overwhelmed and trapped in their own mind, questioning the source of their discomfort and seeking control over their inner turmoil. The lyrics capture the essence of feeling like an outsider and struggling to find a sense of normalcy in a world that often seems confusing and chaotic. Let's explain the meaning of each paragraph. ...Read More

Basket Case Lyrics

[Verse 1: Billie Joe Armstrong]
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

[Chorus: Billie Joe Armstrong]
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?

[Verse 2: Billie Joe Armstrong]
And I went to a shrink
To analyze my dreams
She says it's lack of sex that's bringing me down
And I went to a whore
He said my life's a bore
So quit my whining 'cause it's bringing her down

[Chorus: Billie Joe Armstrong]
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?
Huh yeah, yeah
(Oh, oh)

[Bridge: Billie Joe Armstrong]
Grasping to control
So I better hold on

[Chorus: Billie Joe Armstrong]
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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Last Update: October 25, 2023

Basket Case Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Rob Cavallo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool
  • Writter(s)
  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool
  • Released On
  • November 29, 1994

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Basket Case" song?

"Basket Case" song is sung by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Basket Case" song?

"Basket Case" song lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool.

Who is the music producer of "Basket Case" song?

"Basket Case" song music composed & produced by Rob Cavallo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool.

When was "Basket Case" song released?

"Basket Case" song was released on November 29, 1994.