I'm Not Okay (I Promise) Lyrics

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 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-f***ing-kay!
I'm not okay
I'm not okay!

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Songwriter(s): Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Matthew Pellisier, Michael Way, Frank Iero
Record Label(s): 2004 Reprise Records for the U S and WEA International Inc for the world outside the U S
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Jennifer September 24, 2012-14:43

I used to be like that.. Always said I was ok, because no one ever asked me and wanted the real answer.. I had so much to hide.. It gets better, I promise..
asdf September 15, 2012-13:08

Gerard Way is not okay. he also said it's about high school. 'the photographs your boyfriend took' is about a girl he really liked but ended up taking 'really sleazy' photos with her boyfriend. 'Another line without a hook' is about how he's into the 2nd verse but there are no hooks in the song (?).
random person April 18, 2012-17:33

i think this song is the way my friend bryan feels cuz he goes through alot n its reall y tough for him.. i feel so sad for him
Gabriella April 7, 2012-10:27

this song makes me great when I heard it and its perfect every time on my mood and its burn my spirit up !! thnks folks for the GREAT + COOLEST song ever ;)
Bethanie September 26, 2011-13:33

I saw My Chem live a couple of weeks ago, they sung this song, and I about died. It's my theme song. It's what gets me through every day. This band saved my life.
MCR April 23, 2011-0:55

this song is like a theme song for meh, i could actually dedicate it to some ppl i know, as im not ok, and so i promise, some of them think they know me(u said u read me like a book) thorned..
michelle March 2, 2011-16:22

Im actually ok....for now. But the feeling never stays does it? Whatever im happy for the few days im ok. Its better than what i have to face the other days...
CHARLIE WAY February 14, 2011-12:06

i love this song and more honestly i love gerard way. he needs to marry me. and im not okay. i promise
nobody February 11, 2011-20:59

this is so my theme song...its about not fitting in and pretending nothings wrong when something is. just like i pretend i dont cut but i do.
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