My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay (I Promise) Lyrics

My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge cover art
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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,
For photographs your boyfriend took,
Remember when you broke your foot from jumping out the second story?

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 told you time and time again you sing the words but still don't know what they mean
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

I'm okay.
I'm okay!
I'm okay, yeah
(I'm okay, yeah)

wish you were really hear listening to me
Because I'm telling you the truth
I realize 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)
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Helena
  • 2 Give ’em Hell, Kid
  • 3 To the End
  • 4 You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison
  • 5 I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
  • 6 The Ghost of You
  • 7 The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You
  • 8 Interlude
  • 9 Thank You for the Venom
  • 10 Hang ’em High
  • 11 It’s Not a Fashion Statement, It’s a Fucking Deathwish
  • 12 Cemetery Drive
  • 13 I Never Told You What I Do for a Living


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ben Weisman, Fred Wise
    album: Track 5 in album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
    release date: 2004-6-8
    popularity : 131 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Emo/Pop Punk/Punk
    length: 3:08
    producer: Howard Benson
    drums: Matt Pelissier
    lead vocals: Gerard Way
    mixer: Rich Costey
    recorded by: Mike Plotnikoff
    bass guitar: Mikey Way
    guitar: Frank Iero
    writer: Frank Iero, Mikey Way, Ray Toro, Matt Pelissier, Gerard Way
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624861522
    script: Latin