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“I'm Not Okay (I Promise)”
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From the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Released: December 7, 2004 and January 17, 2005 (re-release)
Recorded: 2004
Length: 3:09
Label: Reprise Records
Producer(s): Howard Benson, My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
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Track Listing
  1. Helena” – 3:22
  2. Give 'Em Hell Kid” – 2:18
  3. To The End” – 3:01
  4. You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison” – 2:53
  5. I'm Not Okay (I Promise)” – 3:08
  6. The Ghost Of You” – 3:23
  7. The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You” – 3:37
  8. Interlude” – 0:57
  9. Thank You for the Venom” – 3:41
  10. Hang 'Em High” – 2:47
  11. It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Deathwish” – 3:30
  12. Cemetery Drive” – 3:08
  13. I Never Told You What I Do for a Living” – 3:51

"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" is a song released by My Chemical Romance on their second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. It is the fifth song and their second single from the album. This song was featured in the video game Burnout 3: Takedown.


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-fucking-kay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay