Jonathan Coulton – Still Alive Acoustic tab

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Important!
This is not the version found in the credits to Valve's game Portal, that is in the key 
D. This is Jonathan Coulton's version in the key of A, when you see him play it live, or 
all for that matter, it is in A.
I will go over both ways to play this version.

First is the capoed version with any standard capo on the seventh fret. This is the pattern for the verse, rinse and repeat as many times as necessary. With capo the chords D and Bm.e|----------9--------------9----------|B|------10-----10------10-----10------|G|---9-------------11-------------9---|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
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 BbM7 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 B A D Bm D For the people who are still alive 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 BbM7 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 B A D Bm D For the people who are still alive 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 BbM7 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 B 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 D Bm Still alive The second version can be played sans capo using open chords, but is slightly harder. capo the verse is played using A and F#.
e|--------------------------------|B|---------2------------2---------|G|------2-----2------2-----2------|D|---2-----------4------------2---|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
A F#m A This was a triumph F#m A F#m A F#m I’m making a note here: huge success Bm E A F#m A It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction F#m A F#m A Aperture Science F#m A F#m A F#m We do what we must because we can Bm E For the good of all of us FM7 Except the ones who are dead C G F C But there’s no sense crying over every mistake C G F C You just keep on trying till you run out of cake Dm G C Am* And the science gets done and you make a neat gun F E A F#m A For the people who are still alive F#m A F#m A I’m not even angry F#m A F#m A F#m I’m being so sincere right now Bm E A F#m A Even though you broke my heart and killed me F#m A F#m A And tore me to pieces F#m A F#m A F#m And threw every piece into a fire Bm E As they burned it hurt because FM7 I was so happy for you C G F C Now these points of data make a beautiful line C G F C And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time Dm G C Am* So I’m glad I got burned, think of all the things we learned F E A F#m A For the people who are still alive F#m A F#m A Go ahead and leave me F#m A F#m A F#m I think I’d prefer to stay inside Bm E A F#m A Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you F#m A F#m A Maybe Black Mesa F#m A F#m A F#m That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance Bm E Anyway this cake is great FM7 It’s so delicious and moist C G F C Look at me still talking when there’s science to do C G F C When I look out there it makes me glad I’m not you Dm G C Am* I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done F E A F#m A On the people who are still alive F#m A F#m A And believe me I am still alive F#m A F#m A I’m doing science and I’m still alive F#m A F#m A I feel fantastic and I’m still alive F#m A F#m A And while you’re dying I’ll be still alive F#m A F#m A And when you’re dead I will be still alive A F#m Still alive A F#m Still alive Before each chord with an asterisk [*], it adds a good effect if you strum open once the chord before the asterisk chord, which will be either a Dm or an Am depending on the version.
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