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
For 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 told you time and time again you sing the words but still don't know what it means
To be a joke and 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 say you read me like a book
But the pages all are 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



Lyrics submitted by Brandnizzle2k4


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  • +3
    General Comment:Gerard himself has said that the song is about the fact that he kind of had this thing with some girl...and he was like in love with her...but she had a boyfriend. And she took all these slutty pictures with her boyfriend, and Gerard got all upset.

    The song's about him just...not being okay, at all, mentally nor emotionally. It's an answer to the ever-so-frequent question "Are you okay?" Most people will say that they're fine...even if they aren't. Gerard's just like "Fuck that, No, as a matter of fact, I'm not okay"...I'm just kind of rambling now.

    Good song...lYkE OMgZzZ McR T0talLY RawX Fo ReEl!1!!

    Har Har har.
    You'll be a memoryon October 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:love it when he says "trust me."
    hoydenon October 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i love this song so much it's unbelievable =D
    it really gets the party going and whenever me and my friends hear it we go crazy!!!
    i love the bit in the song where it goes 'i mean this. im okay. trust me!' and then it carries on. the trust me bit is probably the bit everyone waits for lol.
    it's a song i think everyone can relate to when your feeling pissed off or having a bad day.
    it's like you feel really upset but you can't say to your friends 'hey, im not okay.' it's like this song is just about letting all your anger out.
    i think this song is a legend and will still be loved in years to come (:
    x x x
    xxxDeadCutexxxon April 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Wow, 2014 and I'm still rocking to this song. It brings me a lot of high school feels. I so miss my high school batchmates. I remember rocking this song in all of the corners of our school! That moment when the teachers were like "What's with you people?!" and we're just "I'm okay. Trust me!" with all the eyeliners and black jeans. haha. MCR's music has been an inspiration and guide to us until now. Not because of their dark and sharp lines, but the message it conveys. It's all about the real world. It surprisingly makes us good people if we just get the real lessons from their music. They're excellent!
    FairyAlontoon February 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I downloaded this song the other day and really like it. Hopefully the new CD holds up to the expectations i have for it. I think the song is pretty self explanitory I read that this was a concept album where some guy dies either the girl kills him or something like that and he comes back to avenge his death so i think that can add some incite to all the songs on 3 cheers.
    joshbelcheron May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"So can I beat out the dirty looks?" = "Forget about the dirty looks"

    Or that's what I hear at least.

    Great fucking song though.
    Sinesthesiaon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'll make the changes as soon the edit lyrics problem if fixed. I must have missed that part. I listened to the song over and over on other parts to make sure the lyrics were right I must have skipped right past it.
    Brandnizzle2k4on May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Hey, no problem. Good job on the rest of the lyrics though.
    Sinesthesiaon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is great. three cheers will be amazing
    yourgutson May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sounds like Queen at points....can't go wrong with that. wonderful song.
    yanksrok27on June 03, 2004   Link

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