I’ve been sitting on this for a couple of years now. It’s a filk based from Johnathon Coulton’s Want You Gone from the Portal 2 game. The reference is the book Everafter by Kim Harrison.
I tried recording it, going to keep the official recording only here, but it doesn’t sound right no matter what I do. In the instrumental versions I was able to find, the sound is very techno – considering the original is from the point of view of a testing robot. In my version, I would prefer a simple guitar. I don’t play guitar. I barely play tambourine. So uh… can’t happen.
So here are the lyrics and a raw recording of me just singing it. And I am… moving on.
Now you’re leaving again.
I thought we’d last forever
I couldn’t see you for what you really were.
Then I fell for your tricks
And when I started falling
I found my heart falling down out of the bliss of love
You got your little life still
How is that working out?
I’ll just leave you to live it
Cuz I only want to move on.
What the hell is the deal?
You need to find a hobby
Something better then selling bits of me
You’ve ruined so many lives
I hope there is some justice
Maybe what you did to us happens right back to you
God what did I see in you?
I can’t remember now.
They say you’re Newt’s familiar
But I only want to move on.
If it were not for Trent
You’d be a rotting carcass
But I guess I have things to thank you for
I’ve learned a lot by you
Made friends with elves and demons
And found a new resolve I thought I could never know
Go live your life’s disaster
I’m only moving on
Seems you’ve got a real problem
But I only want to move on
Now I only want to move on
Now I only want you gone.