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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
'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 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

PS: And believe me I am
still alive.
PPS: I'm doing Science and I'm
still alive.
PPPS: 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)

Lyrics submitted by Momochi182, edited by NotTheKraken

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  • +3
    General CommentCompanion cube, I miss you :D
    sakura-kon January 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is creepy...and yet completely AWESOME.
    fsmon March 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBest video game song ever!

    Love the hints about what we can expect in the next Portal/Half-Life.
    BraveSirRobinon January 18, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love GLaDOS... this is by far the best song in any video game (unless they go all out in Portal 2) What does it mean? Well... GLaDOS is still alive, doing science on poor victims, making cake, and burning up poor campianion cubes. As for releasing on time... GLaDOS is "enhancing the truth" once again. Valve never releases on time

    "Oh, it's you. It's been a looong time. How have you been? I've been very busy being dead, you know after you murdered me?! Look, we both said a lot of things you're going to regret, but I think we can put our differences behind us, for science, you monster." -GLaDOS; Portal 2
    SamLoser2on March 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Are you still there?"
    ToXicShamon January 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta disturbing, messed up song, and one of the, in not the, most awesome credits songs ever. Definitely very open-ended and vague, but i still love it. Of course, it's all very self-explanatory if you played the game, but i'll dissect it anyway.

    SPOILERS IF YOU HAVENT PLAYED. Though I doubt you'd be here if you didn't play portal.

    GLaDOS is happy that you destroyed her, apparently. Chell has far exceeded the AI's expectations, and pushed the program out beta with the data she has provided. GLaDOS must have learned some very important things about portals and their use while Chell was running around.

    The "ones who are dead" probably refer to other test subjects and Aperture science employees, and maybe our friend WCC. The neat gun obviously refers to the portal device.

    GLaDOS goes on to talk about the boss fight, and also says she's rather stay inside. During the fight, GLaDOS says things "What's going on out there will make you wish you were back in here!", maybe referring to the combine, or maybe she was just making it up.

    GLaDOS also announces that she plans to continue with her testing. It sounds as if she might have more subjects or that she might clone more. And she rubs it in our faces that she's still alive. Around the cake were more of the spheres we destroyed. They all looked like the curiousity sphere, but the color might not mean anything.

    This song is vague, and leaves a portal 2 a very open possiblity.
    darthbaka1463on March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti LOVE this game! it was hilarious! love the song too!

    the basic jist of this somg is that GLaDOS is not only still alive . . . but immortal! Also GLaDOS has lots of work to do before Portal 2
    bswimr127on May 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis was a triumph.
    tomohindleon January 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif there's anything i've learned from playing portal it's that GLaDOS in general can be a snarky, sarcastic, lying AI, and this song is no exeption. she's basicly going on about how you (silly human that you are) think you've beaten her but you really havent. how your breaking out dosent faze her one bit and in the end she's the one that truly wins. though in reality this is the exact opposite, you really have beaten her and it drives her crazy on the inside, makes her want to kill you but she's to proud too admit it. its what makes her so ironicly human and the reason we love her in spite of her constant verbal abuse. At least that's what i gather from it all. :)
    scope88976on July 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking great ^_^ i really didnt think anyone would post it though XD

    This song lets me know that...that evil bitch of an AI will still be alive burning many more Companion Boxes while i am dying and dead :*(

    Farewell dear companion box you shall be missed.
    ZerOTimEon January 01, 2008   Link

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