Exile Vilify

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| title=Exile Vilify
| release=April 19, 2011http//www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/04/the-national-release-exile-vilify-off-portal-2-sou.html The National Release "Exile Vilify" off ''Portal 2'' Soundtrack on Paste Magazine
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| performer=The National
| singer=WikipediaMatt Berninger|Matt Berninger
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"'''Exile Vilify'''"''Portal 2'' credits is a song composed and performed by The National exclusively for ''Portal 2''.http//www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-11-the-national-write-song-for-portal-2 The National write song for Portal 2  on Eurogamer.net It was released as a single on April 19, 2011,http//www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/04/the-national-release-exile-vilify-off-portal-2-sou.html The National Release "Exile Vilify" off ''Portal 2'' Soundtrack on Paste Magazine the same day as ''Portal 2''’s release.

==Overview==

*"Exile Vilify" is heard during ''Portal 2''’s second chapter ''The Cold Boot'', through an Aperture Science Radio found in the Ratman den located near Test Chamber 03. It is one of two songs featured in the game, the other being "Want You Gone", written by Jonathan Coulton and performed by Ellen McLain.

*Originally, it was intended to be used for a "fake ending" Easter egg located about 20 minutes into the game. When this became impossible to execute, the song was rewritten to make it more sombre and was put into a Ratman den.http//www.podcast17.com/interviews/audio/mike-morasky Mike Morasky interview at Podcast 17

==Video clip==

On June 15, 2011, a fan contest was launched on the ''Portal 2'' official blog to create a video clip for the song.http//www.thinkwithportals.com/blog.php?id=5671&p=1 The Portal 2 Music Video Contest at the ''Portal 2'' official blog Fans were required to create any video they wanted, and submit it to YouTube with the tag "PORTAL2NATIONALEXILE" before July 15, 2011.http//web.archive.org/web/20110616141053/http//www.thinkwithportals.com/videocontest/ Portal 2 Music Video Contest archive page at the ''Portal 2'' official blog On August 9 of the same year, the winner was announced.http//www.thinkwithportals.com/blog.php?id=6031&p=1 Exile Vilify Music Video Contest Winners at the ''Portal 2'' official blog 

After narrowing down to 320 videos, the jury, aided by The National, elected a 1# place winner, as well as a winner for a "1.00000000001th" place, and a second place, who all received gifts such as a guitar or a bag signed by the ''Portal 2'' teamhttp//www.thinkwithportals.com/videocontest/ Portal 2 Music Video Contest at the ''Portal 2'' official blog 

*The #1 video was directed by C.F. Meister, and involves a sad young man with a hooded jacket walking through the countryside while holding in his hand a sad sockpuppet singing the song.{{YouTube|M4X6q7rKGd0|C.F. Meister version}}

*The  video was made by MikeMov89, and consists of an animation of Ratmann's story in the style of ''Portal 2 Lab Rat''.{{YouTube|reCp31Mj2G0|MikeMov89 version}}

*The #2 was directed and produced by Panos04 and merryamartyr. It consists of three bleak scenarios involving several people whose lives change dramatically when Weighted Storage Cubes appear in their lives. The makers stated they "wanted to mix the hopeless theme of the song with the "Never gives up" attitude of Chell".{{YouTube|htqVZ_STdlw|Panos04 and merryamartyr version}}

==Lyrics==

The following is a complete transcription of the lyrics, with, in '''bold''', the words seen on Rattmann's graffiti where the song is played.

'''''Exile'''. It '''takes your mind'''... Again.''
''Exile. It takes your mind... Again.''

FileRatman thenational 02.png|right|thumb|200px|Ratman graffiti found in the "Exile Vilify" den, above the radio. ''You got sucker's luck...''
''Have you given up?''
''Does it feel like a trial?''
''Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?''

''Exile. It takes your mind... Again.''
''Exile. It takes your mind... Again.''

''Oh, you meant so much...''
''Have you given up?''
''Does it feel like a trial?''
''Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?''
''Does it feel like a trial?''
''Now, you're thinking too fast, you're like marbles on glass.''

FileRatman thenational 01.png|right|thumb|200px|Ditto, on the opposite wall. '''''Vilify'''. '''Don't even try'''.''
''Vilify. Don't even try.''

''You got '''sucker's luck'''...''
''Have you given up?''
''Does it feel like a trial?''
''Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?''
''Does it feel like a trial?''
''Did you fall for the same empty answers again?''

''Vilify. Don't even try.''
''Vilify. Don't even try.''

''Vilify. Don't even try.''
''Vilify. Don't even try.''

''Vilify.'' ==References== {{Reflist}} {{RW}} CategoryEaster eggs CategorySongs