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Portal – Still Alive 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 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
'til 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. Ha Ha. 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.

Still alive.

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  • VI_Hunter
    It's basically something that congratulates you on your completion of Portal. Plus, one of the reasons they did it is because they knew that since it was part of the Orange Box, people were going to jump at Team Fortress 2 and The Half Life games, so they wanted to start something new, Portal.
    But they didn't know how to get people to love it. So they threw in a female voice, no other humans in sight, and a song at the end. And anyway, if you didn't play the game, you shouldn't be istening to it anyway because the entirety of the song is, as, Kaekun said, reflecting off the events which happened in the game.
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    Jerome Lester Vegafria
    The Portal Series is technically one of the greatest games I've played because of the thrilling twist of the whole storyline within the game itself. GLaDos became addicted to test subject that she thought all of them will play by her rules. As Chell woke up (in Portal 1) she tried to kill Chell using the turrets. Chell destroyed her to escape and take the cake (which is at the last part). In Portal 2, GLaDos was reactivated by her and GLaDos immediately placed her on testing again. As you progress, you will see how much destruction Chell (which is by the way your character) did as she destroyed GLaDos. But even though you have destroyed GLaDos, she still helped you after all the things you have done to her (seriously, putting in her a potato?). She let you free with a free-of-charge Companion Cube. And she also gave you a very beautiful orchestra of turrets as you exit the facility.
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  • u
    GLaDOS is actually, seemingly, immortal. This is good! That's how she was designed. CJ built her to cheat death. But Aperture forced Caroline in it when CJ died. Even though you didn't want to, which is why she's angry. This means she COULD be serious about the first part of the second verse, as she still has some morality. The cores were just guiding her. They, however, were very annoying. In response to the popular question of how GLaDOS got back in the facility, the ground probably collapsed. GLaDOS, as you may have noticed, is rather large. Or the Party Bot may have redownloaded her but not bothered to turn her on. Or Wheatley did it, which wouldn't be surprising, knowing him. Also, "and believe me I am.." is a reference to why she was created: to cheat death. It's hard to kill her. What's odd is why Wheatley put GLaDOS in a potato instead of just killing her outright. Why did he give up that chance? We may never know. Aperture is a mystery, and will probably be forever.

    Oh, and as a side note, if the OSHA visited Aperture, how many citations would they get? (Assuming nobody tries to purposely kill them).
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  • u
    This song has double meaning. The obvious meaning is the meaning inside the game. You finish it and *kill* glados. But the hidden meaning talks about the making of the game. The game is a huge success. "making science" is making the game.
    When you record a cd, you literally burn it. A laser burns the game data following a very long line (a spiral) starting from the center of the game. Having this in mind read this again:.
    Even though you broke my heart and killed me.
    And torn it 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.
    The lyrics of this song are really great. Thanks valve for a great ending for a great game.
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  • u
    They should have put this song on portal 2 like in the beggining instead of classical music the robot mistakes still alive for his classical cd and puts still alive instead that would have been better and to the person that said glados is chells mom your wrong cause if youve ever played portal 2 then you would know that chells last name is johnson so her dad is cave johnson and her mom is caroline johnson so her parents were the old owners of aperture science and if youve ever heard of ratman then you probably don't know that hes her cousin because in one of his hide outs hidden throughout portal 2 you here him scream "help me uncle johnson!! " and chells dad is cave johnson so that proves that ratman or doug rattmann is chells cousin who saves you and brings you back to aperture science after the events of portal 1.
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