"I'm Not Alright" as written by Christopher E. Stevens, Matthew D. Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Douglas Kaine Mckelvey, Mark Steven Jr. Graalman and Daniel David Gartley....
If weakness is a wound
That no one wants to speak of
The cool is just how far we have to fall
And I am not immune
I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the firewall

Can I loose my need to impress
If you want the truth, I need to confess

I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through
It leads me to you, it leads me to you

Burn away the pride
Bring me to my weakness
Until everything I hide behind is gone
And when I'm open wide
With nothing left to cling to
Only you are there to lead me on
'Cause honestly, I'm not that strong

I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through
It leads me to you, it leads me to you

And I move, and I move, and I move, closer to you
And I move, and I move, and I move, closer to you
And I move, and I move, and I move, closer to you
And I move, and I move, and I move

I'm not alright
I'm broken inside, broken inside
Broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through
Leads me to you, leads me to you

I'm not alright, I'm not alright, I'm not alright, that's why I need you


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"I'm Not Alright" as written by Christopher E. Stevens Chris Rohman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentThis song is amazing, it tells the straight up truth that most christian bands don't confront. That we're not alright, and the only way we will be alright is with God.
    Zanziron July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThsie song means that you'r never alright where you are with God,and how you should always be pressing on to get closer to God.
    foreverHis888on April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is more of a confession. It's almost like he is telling the world, "I may look like I'm doing alright, but I'm really not." It's all about forgetting the things in the world and realizing that we need to get closer to God. I feel this way a lot. These lyrics are amazing, along with the whole new cd.
    donkeykong325on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis songs a meaning full song about our live and haw we need Gods Love through darkness.

    "But I feel safe behind the firewall"
    firewall = God

    The songs a very honest voice about teen life and to me self harm. its almost emo.

    Its about haw when we are at our lowest the only way out is to see that we are in need of god as we are "broken" without him.

    Its a slap round the face for christians who are loosing there contact with god. makes you realise. that your slipping.

    its also a reminder that gond wont leave us and sometimes we go through these stages so god can teach us
    Master Lemmingon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, Lemming, I agree with you on just about everything. However, I don't think you're correct in the assumption that the firewall = God. I think it's more a man-made shield(like a firewall in a car) that "protects." The song then continues with "I'm not alright" so if he was in fact safe behind God already, why would he be "not alright"?

    I think that he is talking about coming out from behind his own barriers having God burn them down, revealing everything and healing him.
    lghtngclpon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the firewall is a wall that we ourselves build because we dont want people to see the real us "i only want to be loved, but i feel safe behind the firewall" i think means that we want people to see the real us but we're afraid of what they'll think
    elimyon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    seriously..
    but to me..
    it doesnt really have anything with God.
    i think that the firewall... is just an imagenary wall that everyone puts up sometimes, to block people from getting to their heart. i know i do that. i think this song has to deal with loving a person.. & that they lost that person & with out them they aren't alright.
    this song is true in someway for almost everyone in the world.. how can it not be?
    we all go through some kind of pain.. & sometimes their is one person you would do ANYTHING for...
    he's confessing the truth in all of us.. its just a different truth for different people...
    it doesnt necassarily have to be about God.
    brittanyam21on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great, but theres this one line i dont get..

    The cool is just how far we have to fall.

    I've been thinking about it all day, and i can't quite figure it out.
    Forward Thinkerxx13on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song could be about someone who is portrayed as always being a happy person and no matter what happens they'll be fine but really that person gets emotional sometimes and isn't alright when some things happen and that person is confessing this to someone.
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is, in fact, about God...after struggling through many difficult times, the band grew much closer to God and realized that it's ok to say that they were not alright.
    i feel like this all of the time in my spiritual struggles of daily life, and I absolutely love Sanctus Real for writing this song because it hits so hard on the truth of life and emotions.
    music=life5on November 05, 2007   Link

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