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 CommentI believe this song is Gerard obviously stating he's not okay, trying to make it absolutely obvious that he is just not okay, the part in this song when it says "you sing the words but don't know what it means" this to me seems like he is saying he's written all these songs about his struggle but you don't understand the struggle, but you will still sing along to the songs because they sound good, this whole song to me is about how fame can be a bitch basically, gerard thinks that everyone thinks he's okay, when in reality it's an act and he is NOT OKAY.
    mychemichaelon May 08, 2015   Link

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