Still Alive

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Still Alive
Composer Jonathan Coulton
Arranger Jonathan Coulton
Released 2007-10-09
Length 2:56
Format UNK.png
Game Portal (W32)
Title Origin Official
Loops No

Still Alive is played during the ending credits after you beat Portal. The music and lyrics were composed by Jonathan Coulton, and the vocals were sung by Ellen McLain who also voiced GLaDOS. "Still Alive", along with a remixed version were officially released on The Orange Box Original Soundtrack.

Still Alive is also played as a samba instrumental on the radios scattered across the various maps.


This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here:
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.

Aperture Science
We do what we 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 prefer to stay inside.
Maybe you'll find someone else to help you.
Maybe Black Mesa
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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