Jonathan Coulton & GLaDOS – Want You Gone (Chords)

Jonathan Coulton and GLaDOS – Want You Gone (Chords)

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Portal 1 is easily the best satire of working for a large corporation with all the jumping through hoops, monitoring, lies and promises of far off rewards. It’s a shame games rarely go for satire because they’re one of the best mediums for it.

Portal 2 does a similar job by making us forget everything we learn in Portal 1 and make us put power in the hands of one being and hope that this time everything will be cool. Replicating the hope-over-experience of countries who sell arms to non-democratic countries and organisations again and again and again and again and again each time saying, “You better turn out to be pretty cool or I’m going to be pissed.” I could easily go on and on about the game but I should move on to the song.

No ukulele this time and it doesn’t transfer entirely happily. But you can still make a good fist of it.

Twiddly Bits

You can play the little riff like this:


Suggested Strumming

I think the riff sounds better on uke if you include the chords with it (shown in the chord chart). That beefs it up a bit and means you can play it an octave lower. You can strum this for the first chord in the riff:

d – d – d – d u

Then switch to this for the next chord:

d – d –

Then stop.

That sounds like this:

Verse Strum

In the chorus you can just switch between the usual F# and B chord shapes, but the ones shown keep the ascending sound. Either way, you can use this strumming pattern:

d – d – d u d u

Once for each chord.

Chorus Strum

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