"I'm Not Alright" as written by Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer and Brent Smith....
All dressed up
In a white straight jacket
Shut your mouth
No you can't have it

Paper air planes
Open window
Here today
And gone tomorrow

I like to stare at the sun
And think about what I've done
I lie awake in my great escape
I like crossing the line
Its for losing my mind
Are you okay
'Cause I feel fine
Maybe its me
I'm just crazy
Maybe I like that I'm not alright

All messed up
And slightly twisted
Am I sick or am I gifted
Paper air planes
Open window
Here today
And gone tomorrow

I like to stare at the sun
And think about what I've done
I lie awake in my great escape
I like crossing the line
Its for losing my mind
Are you okay
'Cause I feel fine
Maybe its me
I'm just crazy
Maybe I like that I'm not alright

Wooo
I don't care if you apologize
I can't lie
Wooo
I can't lie

I like to stare at the sun
And think about what I've done
I lie awake in my great escape
I like crossing the line
Its for losing my mind
Are you okay
'Cause I feel fine
Maybe its me
I'm just crazy
Maybe I like that I'm not alright
Maybe I like that I'm not alright


Lyrics submitted by MusicFREAK20, edited by anna133287

"I'm Not Alright" as written by Dana Calitri Brent Smith

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  • +1
    Lyric Correction"Am I sick or am I gifted?" instead of "And my sick are in my gifted"
    gobigblue1995on May 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song means that nobody is perfect and everyone has their own quirks or is a little insane inside. Brent is saying that he is alright with being weird and a little insane and you should too.
    gobigblue1995on May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"And slowly losing my mind" instead of "Its just for losing my mind"
    gobigblue1995on May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWould someone please tell me what Songmeanings (staff) does when you post a "lyrics correction." Is the song later corrected? Just curious.
    BornToFightBackon May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI feel it is saying something abnormal can either be considered freakish or beautiful. Certain mental illnesses will bless a person in one way and hinder them in other ways.
    xsoupyon July 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone suicidal in a straight jacket. He compares the straight jacket to a paper airplane when he makes his "great escape". Is he sick or gifted? Not being alright is a gift for him.
    joeyb31on April 30, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me as if the song is about a lonely introvert whom live in their own world and they like and nobody else can have what they got
    Harley.R7on September 13, 2015   Link

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