"Basketcase (Green Day cover)" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii 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

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

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 just 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 just stoned


Lyrics submitted by simplycomplx

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  • +1
    General Commenti think its a pretty alright cover. and to the complainers saying 'OMG how dare she', she's allowed to sing the song if she likes it, isn't she? at least she didn't release it as a single or anything.
    bleebleeon December 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, ok! I don't think people should be so keen to criticise Avril about covering a song. I mean, come on. She covered a song. She didn't release it as a single, she just sung it, perhaps because she LIKED the song? Did that occur to anyone, lol? If I was Green Day I would be honoured she wanted to sing it ^_^ And no, she HASN'T killed Basketcase, it's still just as great as it ever was, and her version isn't so bad anyhow. Now, please don't bite me. Everyone seems to like flaming each other on this site X.X
    agree_to_disagreeon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think many come here for the sole purpose of venting their attitude
    bleebleeon January 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwtf, chill people...

    it was just some random thing she decided to do at one of her concerts... that's probably why you can only find "live" versions of the song...

    stupid..
    ClicheBeaution February 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow many of you have actually listened to this song? How many of you are just parroting the "LOL AVRIL IS A POSER" crap instead of thinking for yourselves? She's allowed to like this song, and she's allowed to sing it as part of her concert if she wants. If you're going to complain that every single cover ruins a song, we might as well make karaoke illegal.
    Dimentiaon August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a cover of Greenday's "Basketcase" by Avril Lavigne. It's a nicely done cover, but I've only been able to find a live version of it on Limewire.
    simplycomplxon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, I laughed and laughed when I heard this. What will the corporate pop machine find to recycle next?
    quiffpornon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey... stfu. avril's cool.
    Raptor98on December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat about her cover of System of a Down's chop suey?
    newkickson January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe covered chop suey?! Another thing to laugh at her for! corporate bitch
    Tom_999on January 09, 2005   Link

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