#95 Basket Case

#95 Basket Case – Green Day

I know how he feels. What I don’t know is how being diagnosed with ‘panic disorder’ helped? Billie Joe: if you’re listening help me out here …

The song was the 3rd single from the album ‘Dookie’ and was the first time I’d ever heard of them. I’ve since tried to listen to 3 or 4 albums but, even though I lived through the punk era (in the UK) and enjoyed every minute of it, this track aside, Green Day don’t really do it for me. Basket case is great though!
(By the by, if anyone knows why the whore is a ‘He’, I’d be pleased to know, as it’s always bugged me.)

Lyrics

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?
Uh, yuh, yuh, 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?
Am I just stoned?

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