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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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    HazelDountLovesBulletOct 25, 2008 at 3:15 am
    Gerar knows all! I'm not 16 (I'm 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 what 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 love them
    Thanks 4 writin diz song.
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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 1:04 am
    To me it means just wanting to scream and shout that no, I'm not okay. I'm unhappy, sad and I wish somebody would want me, miss me and love me. Maybe I'm not a supermodel, a brainiac or a rich kid but I still want love and attention too, but because it's too much to say and too risky, i'll just say I'm fine and you'll believe me even if I wish you'd notice that I'm not okay :(
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    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    To me it means revenge. It means screaming the truth at everyone who's ever made assumptions about you. It means being at the bursting point where you just can't hide it anymore and where you're shouting in somebody's face that you're not okay because nobody notices you, they just notice your scandals and your friend's scandals and never the person beneath.

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