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Portal - Still Alive chords

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Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton from the Valve game Portal


(Bm)       (D)        Bm         D
This was a triumph
Bm           D          Bm       D        Bm
I’m making a note here: huge success
Em               A             D    Bm    D   
It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction
Bm       D       Bm       D
Aperture Science
Bm            D      Bm       D       Bm 
We do what we must because we can
Em              A
For the good of all of us
Except the ones who are dead
F                    C           Bb       F
But there’s no sense crying over every mistake
F                C               Bb         F
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
Gm                   C            F           Dm
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
Bb                      A      D    Bm   D 
For the people who are still alive

[Verse 2]

Bm           D         Bm         D
I’m not even angry
Bm        D     Bm         D        Bm
I’m being so sincere right now
Em              A                  D        Bm    D 
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
Bm             D       Bm       D
And tore me to pieces
Bm              D      Bm    D       Bm 
And threw every piece into a fire
Em                A
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you
F                   C           Bb        F
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
F                C             Bb         F
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
Gm                C                F                 Dm
So I’m glad I got burned, think of all the things we learned
Bb                      A      D    Bm   D 
For the people who are still alive

[Verse 3]

Bm           D         Bm         D
Go ahead and leave me
Bm             D      Bm     D        Bm
I think I’d prefer to stay inside
Em                A               D        Bm    D 
Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you
Bm          D       Bm       D
Maybe Black Mesa
Bm         D        Bm      D       Bm 
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Em          A
Anyway this cake is great
It’s so delicious and moist
F                C                    Bb         F
Look at me still talking when there’s science to do
F               C                 Bb           F
When I look out there it makes me glad I’m not you
Gm                  C             F              Dm
I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done
Bb                     A      D    Bm   D 
On the people who are still alive


       Bm        D         Bm     D
And believe me I am still alive
          Bm          D          Bm     D
I’m doing science and I’m still alive
       Bm            D          Bm     D
I feel fantastic and I’m still alive
                 Bm         D         Bm     D
And while you’re dying I’ll be still alive
                Bm          D         Bm     D
And when you’re dead I will be still alive
D      Bm
Still alive
Still alive

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dia0369 30 Dec 30, 2007 04:46 AM

I haven't tried this version because I'm a beginner and can't pull off barre chords yet. But I was watching this video
on youtube where he actually sings the song on his guitar and the chords seem much easier...
Is it just me?

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Pipps0 42 Mar 27, 2008 06:55 AM

This is a song by Jonathon Coulton BTW.
Whoever tabbed this must have gotten it from his site, it's exactly as he has it. Nice job though, like that you brought the song out for people to play.


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Asbestos Bill 134 Jun 26, 2010 07:57 AM

Each "B" should actually be "Bb".

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