Green Day: Basket Case Meaning
Song Released: 1994
Basket Case Lyrics
to listen to me whine
About nothing and everything
all at once
I am one of those
Neurotic to the bone
No doubt about it
Sometimes I give myself the creeps
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
Well with the catcher in the rye being Billy Joe's favorite novel I think the song relates to both Billy Joe and the novels protagonist Holden Caulfield. The lyrics do you have the time to listen to me whine...all at once I think r saying how Holden Caulfield the whole novel is whining about pretty much everything being superficial/ "phony" and in the book holden sees a prostitute and decides not to have sex with her explaining I went to a whore who said my life's a bore also in the novel he starts being delusional and starts to break so ya.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2016 1:32am report
The panic attacks and how he would smoke pot and weed. The drugs he ingested helped with his panic attacked because he was always high and/of stoned from his WAYYYYYY too much of overdose. Personally I don't care that he does it, honestly it makes him way cooler and males me love him and his music and mike and tre even MORE! the drugs help him and if he suffers from those horrible panic attacks, I'm glad that he found a cure for it. And Al the other songs they right are either from their lives or someone elses messed up lives. That or world and USA events
anonymous Jan 2nd, 2012 1:14am report
It's about billie joes panick attacks. And for some reason stupid as fucking retards say that pot helped him solve it, when these dumbfucks don't understand that pot makes you super paranoid. So that would make it worse for him. Some people are just so fucking mentally handicapped that it makes me want to damage small children.
anonymous Dec 11th, 2010 12:46pm report
Billie Joe suffers anxiety attacks by the, "Am I just paranoid" part, and the, "I'm just stoned" from smoking waaaaaaaaayyy too much weed.
greendayfreak90 Aug 6th, 2009 8:41pm report
If you saw the video, you can tell that its about someone...(Billie Joe) who has a mental illness.
Example A: "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"
Example B:The video takes place at a hospital
....you do the math
anonymous Jun 3rd, 2008 6:03pm report
It's pretty biographical.
Billie Joe has panic attacks and paranoid shit. It's about someone with all that. It's just like how he feels spilled out in music.
Whoever said pot causes most cases of schizophrenia is a fucking idiot.
anonymous Sep 20th, 2006 9:24am report
Well for one pot is the cause of most cases of skitzophrenia (can't spell it) and so yes it could have very well have been the cause of billies fits .. I don't know much about billie's childhood but if it's true that he had these attacks before drugs then the drugs probably helped him or made them worse..More then likely helped him though...
anonymous Aug 19th, 2006 8:38pm report
U don't get panic attacks from smoking pot.
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2006 4:34pm report
I think it's about the depression and anxiety you feel after you quit smoking weed(if you've done it for a long time) and trying to figure out what's wrong with yourself (went to a shrink). It's how I feel right now after smoking for 2 years.
anonymous Oct 13th, 2005 10:51am report
This song is about Billie Joe's panic attack disorder and his paranoia disorder. In the line "Am I just paranoid? Am I just stoned?" He doesn't know!! He suffers becuase of smoking too much pot. ;)
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