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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2008, 12:45:25 PM »
His voice reminds me of Pat Monehan from Train...

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2008, 01:25:11 PM »
Best of You - Foo Fighters

 I know, I know.. again? You ask, but yeah again, it's my favorite Foo song and they ended the show with it last night. God, Dave Grohl was never hotter than when we were all screaming along to this song. *sigh* Plus it makes me feel all wondefully melancholoy and introspective and stuff.  :)

Offline Kivonay

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2008, 03:55:07 PM »
"Believe," which is just the filename of a .ogg track I found while browsing through The Witcher demo's files.  It's very soothing, and has a delicious strings opening which moves into, I don't know what I'd call it...  fantasy rock?  XD  Whatever it is, I love it.  Lyricless, and full of drums, guitar, bass, and more strings, with a raintrack during the last half.

The ambients I've listened to in the files are very nice as well, although more... ambient.

Also, if you're looking for someplace to find songs other than youtube, might want to try playlist.com. 

Offline Caustic

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2008, 04:03:52 PM »
Song here.

Nine Inch Nails, "The Day the World Went Away"

i'd listen to the words he'd say
but in his voice i heard decay
the plastic face forced to portray
all the insides left cold and gray
there is a place that still remains
it eats the fear it eats the pain
the sweetest price he'll have to pay
the day the whole world went away

I'd avoided this thread so far because I've never felt like I had something to say in it.  I guess I still don't, but I wanted to post this anyway.

The song bothers me, aches at me.  I first heard it back when I was in school... I wrote a one-act play, and some senior directing-class friends put it together, performed it in a black-box theater.  One of the coolest experiences, one I wish I could go back and do again right.  I digress...

... point is, on of the other writers/directors used the song in his play.  I don't remember the play, but I remember the song.  And I remember hearing this out of nowhere, in my mind, when it creeps out of some forgotten crevice, dusty and faded but clear in its shape, at some of my more 'lost' hours... driving in the rain until I crossed two state lines, then turning around and driving straight home, staring at the ceiling of my bedroom in the country that Summer that my wife left with my son, and sunlight painted these playful, senseless shapes across the white expanse of it, and they danced, and all I could do was ache.  The notes formed in my head when I found a note from a friend I lost years ago, tucked into the back of a black wooden box in the basement, when I was moving out of the house we sold... the song was there when I knew that I would never see him again, and that I probably never even crossed his mind anymore, since he so rarely came up in my own.  The song was there when I drove for hours, smoking cigarettes and just driving, on the day I knew I'd never make it as a teacher.  And it's here now, and I had to seek it out and hear it again and again to try to drown it, and I think it might work.  If I let it run its course and I hear the ending, then I let it die in my mind again and move on, move into the rage, the stern contemplation, the self-control I can sometimes grasp at when I fall into this pit.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #79 on: February 26, 2008, 11:51:18 AM »
ok, this song just... well, there's a lot of reason's i am listening to it right now, but mostly, this is how i feel so much of the time and he just somehow managed to capture it in words. i feel like he wrote it all for me...  and sometimes i ache with so much love that i want to give it all away and i don't know how...

 By the way - Glen and his partner Mar won an oscar for it the other night and it was the best part of the whole ceremony! 

Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly Lyrics


I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

Offline Caustic

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2008, 01:06:31 PM »
Sponge, "Plowed"

Will I wake up, some dream I made up?
No I guess this is reality.
What will change us, or will we mess up
our only chance to connect with a dream?

Say a prayer for me [...] I'm buried by the sound
Of a world of human wreckage
In a world of human wreckage
In a world of human wreckage

When I'm lost and I'm found and I can't touch the ground
I'm plowed into the sound...

To see wide open with a head that's broken,
hang a life on some tragedy.
Plow me under the ground that covers
the message that Is the seed.

Say a prayer for me [...] I'm buried by the sound
Of a world of human wreckage
In a world of human wreckage
In a world of human wreckage


This one stings.  It's driving, so desperate to feel that there's this mad desperation in it, an undercurrent of need to escape.  I was listening to it so loud last night when I drove that my already-half-deaf ears were thrumming as I glossed through frost-etched streets with tears in my eyes. 

This is what it's like to get your feelings back after an anesthetized age, when all you could realize for years was fury-- you could feel sad, feel hopeless, happy, you feel stranded or royally screwed, but because of an overload of MAOI inhibitors it was like you were feeling it through a pillow.  Then, it leeches its way out of you and finally you remember what you used to feel before, and how there was hope and a future that exceeded a comatose prelude to death.  And you look at the world with hope that something can be great out there, somewhere in the dark, if only you can find it in the immense tract of wasted hopes.

And it's then that you realize you're part of that, you're not going anywhere either.  But you've got hope, right?

Hope isn't some happy-fuzzy, glowing ball you carry around like an egg for home economics, trying not to smash it when you dodge through crowded halls.  Hope is a splinter in your soul that burns and makes you keep going in spite of the hurt.

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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2008, 02:45:39 PM »
"I Feel It All" by Feist

I feel it all I feel it all
I feel it all I feel it all
The wings are wide the wings are wide
Wild card inside wild card inside

Oh I'll be the one who'll break my heart
I'll be the one to hold the gun

I know more than I knew before
I know more than I knew before
I didn't rest I didn't stop
Did we fight or did we talk

Oh I'll be the one who'll break my heart
I'll be the one to hold the gun

I love you more
I love you more
I don't know what I knew before
But now I know I'm wanna win the war

No one likes to take a test
Sometimes you know more is less
Put your weight against the door
Kick drum on the basement floor
Stranded in a fog of words
Loved him like a winter bird
On my head the water pours
Gulf stream through the open door
Fly away
Fly away to what you want to make

I feel it all, I feel it all
I feel it all I feel it all
The wings are wide, the wings are wide
Wild card inside, wild card inside

Oh I'll be the one to break my heart
I'll be the one who'll break my heart
I'll be the one who'll break my heart
I'll end it though you started it

The truth lies
The truth lied
And lies divide
Lies divide

I've never been medicated whether I may need it or not for anything much strong than an antibiotic or an asprin, and I've got a whole lifetime so far of feeling everything deeply, fully, from the sweet beginnings to the bitter end, and probably the hardest part of owning my feelings is taking responsibility for them, completely, fully, without reservation. Good with the bad, happy, sad, I own it all to the last little laugh or tear, and I can'twon't blame or thank anybody else but myself for the things I feel and what I do as a result.

Offline Stattick

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #82 on: February 27, 2008, 12:00:23 AM »
Personal Jesus, by Depeche Mode. It's a song demanding trust and faith, presented in an aggressive, angry way, and very much fits my current mood.

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling unknown
And yore all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
Ill make you a believer

Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal jesus...

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
Ill make you a believer

I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Jesus

Reach out and touch faith



I like Manson's version better, but both are good.



And here's another Depeche Mode remake I particularly like.
Stripped as reimagined by Rammstein.... 

I'm not sure if this is an officail video or not. Here's the lyrics.

Come with me
Into the trees
We'll lay on the grass
And let hours pass

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Let's get away
Just for one day

Let me see you stripped (x2)

Metropolis
Has nothing on this
You breathing in fumes
I taste when we kiss

Take my hand
Come back to the land
Where everything's ours
For a few hours

[Chorus]
Let me see you stripped (x2)
Let me hear you
Make decisions
Without your television
Let me hear you speaking
Just for me

[Chorus]

Let me see you stripped (x4)


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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2008, 12:46:20 AM »
ok I rarely, verrrry rarely listen to music. However when I do its generally of an ...older era. I like swing music. I know silly huh?

Do you like the Squirel Nut Zippers?



Offline Stattick

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2008, 12:59:24 AM »
Having gotten all the way through the thread now, the last thing that I listened to was this:

For me, this video, especially on the first viewing, really shows the difference in how people view men and women. How certain types of behavior are more acceptable by one sex then the other, and how people assume that members of a given sex will act. The video itself is a masterpiece that should be watched if you've never seen it. The song itself merely ok.

The Prodigy - Smack My bitch Up (Uncensored)

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2008, 01:07:58 AM »
Ben's Brother - Stuttering

I dunno, I heard it in a commercial a minute ago so I HAD to play the whole thing. The song is so... just kind of sad and melancholoy and speaks to the lonliness I guess we all feel now and again. Esp for me because I don't get to see the person I'm closest too all that often because of our careers and all. And aside from that, I'm just kind of crazy emotionally, which makes the whole relationship thing even harder, and I kind of start to feel the way the singer does.

----------------------------------------------------------------
It's been, it's been, it's been, it's been
su-su-such a long time, long time, long time
since anybody touched me, touched me, touched me
the way that you touch me
So if I stutter, stutter, stutter
and I feel so so so unsexy
so maybe I'll just keep my mouth shut at least until you kiss me

So kiss me again
Cause only you can stop this stut-stut-stut-stuttering
Kiss me again
And ease my su-su su-su su-su s-su-s-suffering

I know I know
it's so it's so sy-sy-symbolic of everything
Everything that's wrong with me and you
So tell me what I'm supposed to do
Oh it's been ages since we've been really honest
but I can make ch-ch-ch-changes if you really want this

So kiss me again
Cause only you can stop this stut-stut-stut-stuttering
Kiss me again
And ease my su-su su-su su-su s-su-s-suffering

Kiss me again
Cause only you can stop this stut-stut-stut-stut-stuttering
Kiss me again
And ease my su-su su-su su-su s-su-s-suffering

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2008, 06:55:50 AM »
Quote
Personal Jesus, by Depeche Mode. It's a song demanding trust and faith, presented in an aggressive, angry way, and very much fits my current mood.
And there I thought it was a song about needing 'love' and calling in a prostitute....*smiles*

Quote
And here's another Depeche Mode remake I particularly like.
Stripped as reimagined by Rammstein....

Rammstein....well what can we say?
They took a song about someone wanting their lover to themselves 'just for the day' and made it into something that makes you shudder as you listen to it.
Beast girl and I have decided that Till Lindemann could make 'Twinkle Twinkle little star', sound like a message from the devil....We love him...*laughs*

 


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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2008, 08:15:53 AM »
And there I thought it was a song about needing 'love' and calling in a prostitute....*smiles*

Rammstein....well what can we say?
They took a song about someone wanting their lover to themselves 'just for the day' and made it into something that makes you shudder as you listen to it.
Beast girl and I have decided that Till Lindemann could make 'Twinkle Twinkle little star', sound like a message from the devil....We love him...*laughs*

I'd love him to do a remake of People are Strange from The Doors.

Right now I'm listening to Spiral (original version) by Godsmack. LINK I imagine that many people would prefer the acustic version HERE, but it lacks the same power for me.

I find the song soothing, hypnotic, and deep... almost having a transcendent quality. The lyrics are reminding me of a game I'm in right now, where my character has another character held captive against her will. He does have the best of intentions, but power corrupts, and he was already planning on doing some pretty bad things to help her overcome her drug addiction... It also reminds of the time I drove 500 miles to go rescue a friend and bring him home to live with me and my ex so he wouldn't end up homeless. When I left New Mexico on an eerie night, I could see the black clouds gathering on the Northern horizon in the direction that I was driving in. As this song started up, I saw the most extradordinary thunder storm of my life. The sky was lighting up as if the gods themselves were giving me a light show. I put this song on loop and just slowly drove into the storm. Over the course of the next half an hour the storm slowly encompassed me, so it was in all directions, punctuating the black sky and showing the jagged mountains I was driving through. I drove in that storm for two hours, and although I could smell the rain, see the flooded areas, and drove on wet highways most of the way, it never once rained on me. It was one of the most magical moments of my life, and in a very good way.

Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2008, 06:57:09 PM »
Given the week we've had....

This has just come onto our play list, around about the time when strange things have been happening.
It's all quiet here tonight..but...well...you never really know....*laughs*

I love this song, such a cheery way of relaying gloom and doom, been our theme tune for years now...

R.E.M.
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)





That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -
Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -
world serves its own needs, regardless of your own needs. Feed it up a knock,
speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,
down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for
hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered
crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,
common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its
own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the
reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright
light, feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn,
return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,
blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle,
light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh,
this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament,
a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mount St. Edelite.
Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,
slam, but neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine...

(It's time I had some time alone)


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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2008, 09:59:46 AM »
Itís coming on christmas;
Theyíre cutting down trees,
Putting up reindeer,
And singing songs of joy and peace.
I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

But it donít snow here;
It stays pretty green.
Gonna make a lot of money,
Then Iím gonna quit this crazy scene.
And I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.
I made my baby cry.

Tried hard to help me,
And you put me at ease.
Loved me so naughty,
Made me weaking in the knees.
I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

Iím so hard to handle;
Iím selfish and Iím sad.
I've gone and lost the best baby,
I ever had.
I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.
I made my baby say, "Goodbye."

Itís coming on christmas;
Theyíre cutting down trees,
They're putting up reindeer,
And singing songs of joy and peace.
I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

-------------------

I have been of late gripped by a wavering and yet unshakeable melancholy, from which I desire a lasting escape; instead, I have River by Aimee Mann.

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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2008, 01:06:48 PM »
This song makes me think of the ache of wanting to be in love... the need to delve fully into loving someone who I'm not yet sure of... and by the end of it, I find myself smiling at how lucky I am :)  Her voice is so ethereal *happy sigh*

Youtube

"Glory Box"

I'm so tired, of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I've been a temptress too long

Just. .

Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be ee, a woman
I just wanna be a woman

From this time, unchained
We're all looking at a different picture
Thru this new frame of mind
A thousand flowers could bloom
Move over, and give us some room

Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be ee, a woman
I just wanna be a woman

[INSTRUMENTAL]

So don't you stop, being a man
Just take a little look from our side when you can
Sow a little tenderness
No matter if you cry

Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be ee, a woman
Its all I wanna be is all woman

For this is the beginning of forever and ever

Its time to move over... ...

Offline Kalen

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #91 on: March 10, 2008, 09:56:37 AM »
This song just happens to hit close to home to me at the moment.. for oh, so many reasons.  It's also catchy, and cathartic for me to sing along with.

I've had no success finding a link for the song, unfortunately.

Hey man
I don't wanna hear about love no more
I don't wanna talk about how I feel
I don't really wanna be me no more

Dress down now I look a little too
Boy next door
Maybe I should try to find a downtown whore
That'll make me look hardcore
I need you to tell me what to stand for

I've been looking for something
Something I've never seen
We're all looking for something
Something to be

Hey man
Play another one of those heartbreak songs
Tell another story how things go wrong
And they never get back
My pain is a platinum stack
Take that shit back
You don't wanna be me when it all goes wrong
You don't wanna see me with the houselights on
I'm a little too headstrong
Stand tall
I don't wanna get walked on

I can't stand what I'm starting to be
I can't stand the people that I'm starting to need
There's so much now
That can go wrong
And I don't need nobody
Trying to help it along
It's the same old song
Everybody says you've been away too long
Everybody wanna tell you what went wrong
Wanna make you like an icon
Till you believe that they're right
 


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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #92 on: March 11, 2008, 12:11:04 PM »
Who sings it?

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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #93 on: March 11, 2008, 12:14:49 PM »
Whoops.. Rob Thomas   :o

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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #95 on: March 11, 2008, 12:35:30 PM »
That's the one.  I'm firewalled from any streaming media where I sit, and didn't want to link to the wrong singer.. most I saw seemed to be cover versions, from the description. ::)

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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #96 on: March 13, 2008, 08:00:22 AM »
A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest... because it's sinful, erotic, and reminds me of elliquiy.  ;)

You mesmerise slowly
Till I can't believe my eyes
Ecstasy controls me
What you give just serves me right

Without warning you're here
Like magic you appear
I taste the fear

I'm so afraid
But I still feed the flame

In the night
Come to me
You know I want your Touch of Evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a Touch of Evil

Aroused with desire
You put me in a trance
A vision of fire
I never had a chance

A dark angel of sin
Preying deep from within
Come take me in

I'm so afraid
But I still feed the flame

In the night
Come to me
You know I want your Touch of Evil
In the night
Please set me free
I can't resist a Touch of Evil

Arousing me now with a sense of desire
Possessing my soul till my body's on fire

A dark angel of sin
Preying deep from within
Come take me in

You're possessing me


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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2008, 10:27:05 AM »
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the bible didn't mention us
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
But they're just old light, they're just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
Oh I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I'd done alright
And kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
And he kissed me 'til the mornin' light

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first

-"Samson" by Regina Spektor

I'm listening to it for several reasons; one being the way the lyrics speak to me on a personal level. Another for the connection with the bibilical stories I loved to read in my youth. I love how this takes a tale and, through the eyes of the ostensible villain, makes a bittersweet love story of it all.


Offline ElviTopic starter

Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2008, 11:10:05 AM »
I have known this tune since 1972, when it was first released.
First heard it, sat in my Dad's car. He had nipped into a friend's house and I had stayed listening to the Saturday afternoon, radio rock show, which played all the unusual and less 'mainstream' stuff.
I was 15 at the time and I can't explain the impact this piece had on me.

it made me chuckle, it lifted my mood and made me smile and I think I 'head banged' for the first time in my life....
It still does it for me now, I love it....
(Especially when myself and Beastgirl are together and it comes on the play list, we both sing and head bang along together...*grins*)






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Re: WHY are you listening to.......
« Reply #99 on: March 17, 2008, 10:31:32 AM »
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
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...
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 theres 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 your dying ill be still alive
and when your dead i will be still alive
still alive
still alive

- "Still Alive", end theme from Portal, by Jonathan Coulton

As sung n the end credits (Note: Music does not start until nearly 1 minute into the video)

Sung by Jonathan Coulton