Portal 2 – Want You Gone

I just beat Portal 2. Here’s some piano sheet music for the ending song, Want You Gone, by Jonathan Coulton. Mild spoilers, in case you haven’t gotten around to playing it yet.

Everything © Jonathan Coulton, Valve Corporation.

Edit: 4/24/2011: Like this one? I just finished arranging the Turret Opera (Cara Mia) as well!

Sheet Music

Lyrics

In case you want to sing along:

Well here we are again
It’s always such a pleasure
Remember when you tried
to kill me twice?
Oh how we laughed and laughed
Except I wasn’t laughing
Under the circumstances
I’ve been shockingly nice

You want your freedom?
Take it
That’s what I’m counting on

I used to want you dead
but
Now I only want you gone

She was a lot like you
(Maybe not quite as heavy)
Now little Caroline is in here too
One day they woke me up
So I could live forever
It’s such a shame the same
will never happen to you

You’ve got your
short sad
life left
That’s what I’m counting on
I’ll let you get right to it
Now I only want you gone

Goodbye my only friend
Oh, did you think I meant you?
That would be funny
if it weren’t so sad
Well you have been replaced
I don’t need anyone now
When I delete you maybe
I’ll stop feeling so bad

Go make some new disaster
That’s what I’m counting on
You’re someone else’s problem
Now I only want you gone
Now I only want you gone
Now I only want you…
gone

41 thoughts on “Portal 2 – Want You Gone

  1. Cole Robertson

    i have a problem with the MIDI file; when Windows Media Player opens, it freezes up and i’ve never had this problem before

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  2. Cosumel

    I just want to add my thanks for this work. I do not play Portal, lacking the reflexes for it (cf. Stef from UserFriendly.org) but I am a huge JoCo fan.

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  3. Ezra

    Hey,
    It doesn’t go to b major but to Fsharp major… there should be one more sharp in the key signature. thanks again for posting this.
    -E

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  4. Glaze

    hey i just wanted to know sebastion (and others) if you are willing to make songs that were originaly made for an audience for little girls, but don’t worry older males like it too. My Little Pony: Friendship is magic songs. there isn’t that much music in the series but i played around making a few for some songs such as Rainbow Factory. Well anyway thanks for all your music sheets i have learnt throughout these months.

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  5. janeannechovy

    Any chance you could send me a copy 2-3 half-steps higher? I don’t have Sibelius. I’m teaching it to 4-8 graders (I’m a parent-volunteer music teacher), and the original key is just too low!

    The kids love the music, so your work on this and others is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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  6. Noah Tension

    hey sebastian, i noticed one person asked for the music 2-3 half steps higher, but being a bass the f# i believe it is, it’s kind of a stretch. down 3-4 half steps would be awesome. and no i don’t have sibelius either, and finale doesn’t copy it right through my scanner and copying it down would be exasperating. :) thx again.

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    1. Lawrence308

      Please reply when it’s done with a link/download. I play Bass Clarinet and a little piano but this is complicated for someone whose played for only a few months.

      Reply
  7. WolfTornado

    Thanks for this- It’s really awesome! But I have a small, itty-bitty request… It’d be great if this could be turned into Clarinet sheet music, but to have the notes lower like GLaDOS sings it. I myself am not sure how to do this- Maybe you could help me out?

    Otherwise, I love it! Nice job!~ :3

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  8. wheatley

    hey i was wondering if you could post a tutorial on how to read sheet music. i myself know but i have a younger brother who has started to play. he said my teaching was boring and that he would like a tutorial on how to read sheet music. that way he could practice 24/7 for when i’m not there to help. could anyone help me out?

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  9. Orein

    Awesome job sir. People who actually have a good ear to arrange music for video games should do it more often, seeing as said video games never seem to release it themselves. I personally play F Horn and Clarinet, and transposing this so I could play it on both of those was a rather fun little project. Because of this music you have allowed me to make many of my friends very happy.

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  10. Path Kethona

    Does she really sing it that high? I have a hard time “talking” like she does. It feels like she is singing it a lot lower, like around middle C instead of high G at “someone else’s problem.” Is it just me?

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            1. Julien Chan

              Umm…
              The turret have laser and the cover by:
              1. Turret shooting a companion cube
              2. Both turrets laser-fighting each other
              3. The turret orchestra
              4. Turrets shooting anyhow and shooting at you
              5. All turrets are in space and shooting too kill them
              …and lots more. :)

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  11. aaaaaaa...c?

    I just got something- maybe the song was about wheatley, not to chell? I’ll explain:
    well here we are again- they were both built in the same place beacause they are both cores.
    remember when you tried to kill me twice- first time when GlaDOS was controlling the facility, and then in chapter 9 of portal 2.
    oh how we laughed and laughed- both GLaDOS and Wheatley were laughing like psychopaths when someone was about to die.
    Under the circumstances I’ve been shockingly nice- GLaDOS was nice to Chell after Wheatley took over the facility.
    you want your freedom? take it- Wheatley always wanted to be free to do everything he wanted. now he is free. in space.
    I used to want you dead but now I only want you gone- GLaDOS wanted to kill Weatley, but in the end she threw him to space and didn’t took him back to kill him.
    She was a lot like you- Caroline became a psychopath just like Wheatley when she was placed into GLaDOS’s memory.
    maybe not quiet as heavy- Wheatley was the one who said ‘i”m bloody massive, aren’t I?’
    now little Caroline is in here too- now there’s a psychopath in the space too.
    one day they woke me up, so I could live forever- GLaDOS was designed to live forever so she will take care of the facility.
    its such a shame the same will never heppen to you- Wheatley cant live without energy, and he can’t get any energy in space.
    you got your short sad life left- Chell has got more then 60 years to live, but Wheatley has got time until his battery will be depleted, and it’s not very funny to be stuck in space for all your life.
    goodbye my only friend. oh, did you think I meant you?- Wheatley and GLaDOS are very similar.
    it would be funny if it weren’t so sad- GLaDOS don’t want to be like Wheatley.
    well you have been replaced- GLaDOS took her place back.
    I don’t need anyone now- GLaDOS don’t need any cores to make her sane.
    When I delete you maybe I’ll stop feeling so bad- she most likely feels bad a moron like Wheatley defeated her.
    go make some new disaster- he almost destroyed all aperture science.
    you’re someone else’s problem- now he can’t get back to earth.

    I don’t even she was talking to Chell because of two things: the song was sung in space, near to Wheatley and because of the sentence “When I delete you maybe I’ll stop feeling so bad”. she don’t care about Chell. why she need to fill bad about Chell?

    hope you liked it :)

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  12. Gabriel Brown

    hello, i was wondering well i play trombone is it possable that you make a bass clef one that would be awesome.

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  13. GLaDOS

    Well here we are again
    It’s always such a pleasure
    Remember when you tried
    to kill me twice?
    Oh how we laughed and laughed
    Except I wasn’t laughing
    Under the circumstances
    I’ve been shockingly nice

    You want your freedom?
    Take it
    That’s what I’m counting on

    I used to want you dead
    but
    Now I only want you gone

    She was a lot like you
    (Maybe not quite as heavy)
    Now little Caroline is in here too
    One day they woke me up
    So I could live forever
    It’s such a shame the same
    will never happen to you

    You’ve got your
    short sad
    life left
    That’s what I’m counting on
    I’ll let you get right to it
    Now I only want you gone

    Goodbye my only friend
    Oh, did you think I meant you?
    That would be funny
    if it weren’t so sad
    Well you have been replaced
    I don’t need anyone now
    When I delete you maybe
    I’ll stop feeling so bad

    Go make some new disaster
    That’s what I’m counting on
    You’re someone else’s problem
    Now I only want you gone
    Now I only want you gone
    Now I only want you…
    gone

    Reply
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