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've told you time and time again you sing the words but don't know what it means (I'm not okay)
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 said you read me like a book
But the pages are all torn and frayed now

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 (okay)


Lyrics submitted by VegaTDM, edited by SmashingDestiny

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    General CommentThis song is about how he only had one friend through high school and it was the girl he liked, and then how she betrayed him by taking pictures of him with her boyfriend. and how it hurt him. it's a very hateful, he was betrayed by someone he really cared about that didn't feel the same way back.
    hollyleexon December 15, 2010   Link

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