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Green Day – Basket Case 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
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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?
Or am I stoned?

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 stoned?



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    Michael Ivanivsky
    To me, at first, this song was story about an insecure man. When he says, "Do you have the time to listen to me whine..." He might be scared that what he is saying sounds like he is whining. He then confused us (or at least me) with the lyric "Am I just stoned?" With that said, this song could possibly take on quite a few meanings. He might be stoned, he might be scared that people won't like him for talking so much. He might just be paranoid, as he guessed. With all this in mind, the song is definitely up for argument as far as the meanings. In my theatre class, I've learned that there is always no gray area between what you've done on stage, and what the audience perceived. In conclusion, I'm trying to say that whatever you got out of this song is what you should take out. Not anyone's opinion... I hope that helps for some of you!
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    The first time I heard the song, it really catches my attention and ignite my interest in punk rock. For me its about an individual suffering from lack of self control, paranoid, maybe lack of self-esteem, mistrust or anything that has to do with self. And the question in the line "do you have a time to listen to me whine? " is a question asking for help that if the 2nd person could listen and maybe give some advice to the I persona. -tikyo.
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    The first time I heard the song, it really catches my attention and ignite my interest in punk rock. For me its about an individual suffering from lack of self control, paranoid, maybe lack of self-esteem, mistrust or anything that has to do with self. And the question in the line "do you have a time to listen to me whine?" is a question asking for help that if the 2nd person could listen and maybe give some advice to the I persona. Tikyo.
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