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Still Alive
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Year 2007
Genre Pop-Rock
Language English
Length 3:00
Source Downloadable song
Release April 1, 2008
Rating RaitingFF.png Family Friendly
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Female singer
Vocal solo
2-part harmonies

"Still Alive" is a song by GLaDOS and Jonathan Coulton which is the ending song for the video game Portal by Valve Studios. It is the robot computer woman that you hear throughout the game explaining that she isn't angry that your character has killed her. She also gives some explanations about some of the secrets in the game. The song doesn't make much sense out of context with the game. (Thanks, Logan - Stephenville)

This was written by the singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton, and a version with his vocals appears on the Orange Box soundtrack. In the game, it is sung by an Opera singer/voice artist named Ellen McLain.

In 2008, this was offered as a free downloadable track for the video game Rock Band.


  • This song is one of the only free download songs released on the Rock Band Network.
  • The Guitar Part covers The Clavier/Glockenspiel part .
  • This song is one of the easiest songs to get the Flawless Groove Achievement in Rock Band 2.


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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 love 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