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Well if you wanted honesty, that's all you had to say.
I never want to let you down or have you go, it's better off this way.
For all the dirty looks, the photographs your boyfriend took,
Remember when you broke your foot from jumping out the second floor?


I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
You wear me out

What will it take to show you that it's not the life it seems?
(I'm not okay)
I told you time and time again you sing the words but don't know what it means
(I'm not okay)
To be a joking look, another line without a hook
I held you close as we both shook for the last time take a good hard look!


I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
You wear me out

Forget about the dirty looks
The photographs your boyfriend took
You said you read me like a book, but the pages are all torn and frayed

I'm okay
I'm okay!
I'm okay, now
(I'm okay, now)

But you really need to listen to me
Because I'm telling you the truth
I mean this, I'm okay!
(Trust Me)

I'm not okay
I'm not okay
Well, I'm not okay
I'm not o-fucking-kay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay

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    Theakilmer13Dec 10, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    This song makes me realize that you dont always have to be oay and sometimes things just arent what you want them to be...
  • tora
    toraApr 4, 2009 at 3:41 am
    The lyrics to this song mean so much to me and my friends. We sat still for and hour and a half straight just listening to this song. (We're odd)
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    HazelDountLovesBulletOct 25, 2008 at 3:15 am
    Gerar knows all!!! im not 16 (im 15) but i totally get it. my problems aren't from school - they eminate from home- but i know a lot of people who feel like this. the one quote i really like the best is: "But you really need to listen to me Because I'm telling you the truth I mean this, I'm okay! (Trust Me) I'm not okay I'm not okay Well, I'm not okay I'm not o-fucking-kay" because that shows a person who's really screwed up inside but puts on a strong visage for everyone else to hide their pain.
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    MCR_FangirlJul 12, 2008 at 5:57 am
    Quote by Gerard:
    "When I was writing it, I was remembering how hard it was to be a 16-year-old in high school. I always wanted to be an artist, so I was this loner kid who just got drunk all the time. I only had one real friend. There was a girl I really liked, and she ended up taking really sleazy photographs with her boyfriend, and that really crushed me, I was just swimming in this pit of despair, jealousy and alcoholism."
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    ilyedward18Oct 21, 2009 at 1:25 am
    Diz song means alot 2 me...
    Mcr makes me think dat they kno wat people been through
    But it also makes yuh realize dat all diz song are made cuz they might have been through dat like all of us...
    Mcr is da best...
    Screw yall haterz
    I luv them
    Thanks 4 writin diz song

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