Still Alive
April 13, 2008

This is the ending song of Portal, a terrific game that Valve released last year, and about which I’d like to write soon. From the first time I heard this song, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head… it’s just amazing!

Song: Still Alive.
Artists: Jonathan Coulton (music and lyrics) and Ellen McLain (voice).
Game: Portal (2007).
Genre:

Lyrics:

This was a triumph!
I’m making a note here:
“HUGE SUCCESS!!”

It’s hard to overstate
my satisfaction.

Aperture Science:
We do what me must
because we can.

For the good of all of us.
Except the ones who are dead.

But there’s no sense crying
over every mistake.
You just keep on trying
till you run out of cake.
And the science gets done.
And you make a neat gun
for the people who are
still alive.

I’m not even angry…
I’m being so sincere right now-
Even though you broke my heart,
and killed me.

And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you!

Now, these points of data
make a beautiful line.
And we’re out of beta.
We’re releasing on time!
So I’m glad I got burned-
Think of all the things we learned-
for the people who are
still alive.

Go ahead and leave me…
I think I’d prefer to stay inside…
Maybe you’ll find someone else
to help you?
Maybe Black Mesa?
That was a joke! HAHA!! FAT CHANCE!!

Anyway this cake is great!
It’s so delicious and moist!

Look at me: still talking
when there’s science to do!
When I look out there,
it makes me glad I’m not you.

I’ve experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are
still alive.

And believe me I am
still alive.
I’m doing science and I’m
still alive.
I feel fantastic and I’m
still alive.
While you’re dying I’ll be
still alive.
And when you’re dead I will be
still alive.

Still alive.

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5 Comments

weelsha

wunderbar!
this song will conquer your brains!!!

April 13, 2008 | #

deadsunrise

Check this link: http://www.game-ism.com/?p=94 I found it last week and after reading a little bit about Portal there and on wikipedia I decided that I’m going to buy an Xbox 360.

April 13, 2008 | #

mrithail

weelsha, I can’t get it out of my head!

deadsunrise, thanks for the link, I didn’t knew it and it’s quite interesting!
Anyway, this game is great, but a little bit short (you can finish it easily in 4 or 5 hours). I played the PC version, but good luck buying your X360!

April 14, 2008 | #

Djevel

Nothing bad again, I like your artistic taste more and more

Take care of yourself, Mr. Mrithail

April 14, 2008 | #

mrithail

You too Djevel!

And thank you ^_^

April 15, 2008 | #

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