"Honestly Ok" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Dido Armstrong and Mathew Wiliam Benbrook....
I just want to feel safe in my own skin
I just want to be happy again
I just want to feel deep in my own world
But I'm so lonely I don't even want to be with myself anymore

On a different day if I was safe in my own skin
Then I wouldn't feel so lost and so frightened
But this is today and I'm lost in my own skin

And I'm so lonely I don't even want to be with myself anymore

(now your safe, oh oh)
(how I feel, oh oh)

And I'm so lonely I don't even want to be with myself anymore

(now your safe, oh oh)
And I'm so lonely I don't even want to be with myself anymore
(how I feel, oh oh)

I just want to feel safe in my own skin
I just want to be happy again


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"Honestly OK" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Dido Armstrong, Mathew Wiliam Benbrook

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  • +1
    General Commentsarcastic title... hehe...
    Love this song, 'cause I know how she feels.
    FeyTHon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think she is "honestly OK" on the outside but she is missing something... and without it she is lost in a sense...and empty inside. her heart is empty.
    Christina78on August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is Dido's attempt at being emo. Sadly, it's not cliché like it should be. It's actually...good.
    squashaion April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has such an amazing longing that you can relate to it in some way whoever you are. Beautiful.
    eatmorefruitandnuton July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah... been there... not fun...
    halfaliveon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell this is my life. I'm lost in my own skin or in other words I don't know what I'm doing. I think she just wants everyone to go away. She's really lost and frightened and just wants to be happy like she used to be.
    "And I'm so lonely I don't even want to be with myself anymore" I know how she feels, I feel that way all the time.
    I love this song.
    Tomorrow_3on August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat i love about this song is that it captures the ephemeral. when people think of depression they think of a constant plaguing feeling of sadness but for many people those feelings are fleeting and that's what 'honestly ok' is about. she says, 'on a different day if i was safe in my own skin then i wouldn't feel so lost and so frightened'. but she writes about today, and the way she feels in the moment.
    bellanubianon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthere's a correction "I'm so lonely I don't even want to be WITH myself any more"

    Eurgh, I hated feeling like that. Actually I feel a bit like it now but it's not half as bad as it was when I was at school, I hated myself so much in school and wished constantly that I could be someone else.
    simsfreqon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it helps when I'm feeling like this because I know that someone else is feeling it or has felt it as well.

    When you just want everything to go away and there's so much pain and lonliness inside you can't describe it. Everyone else sees you and can't really tell what's wrong and you just blow them off - honestly ok - but inside you feel like a rug has been yanked from under your feet.
    finalxhouron April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. This one of the few songs my mom and I both enjoy. I'm not sure if she knows it though.
    MrHahnKittyon August 29, 2006   Link

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