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I Still Do is a Life Is Strange-inspired indie song written and performed by Cristina Birkel. It is her first and most popular Life Is Strange-inspired song and was released on March 7, 2016.

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I Still Do (original song) - a Life is Strange Pricefield vid04:50

I Still Do (original song) - a Life is Strange Pricefield vid

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Lyrics Edit

I knew it when I met you, I said:
This girl has the means to change my life.
And I felt it deep enough to know that
All I had to do was hold on tight.
I built up my intention until
I loved you so much that I could die.
And even as my body fell apart
I swear I've never felt more alive.
Now you’re photographs and memory,
Like I remember when you said you’d always be with me.
I’m hoping that in some other reality,
We’re in your truck driving straight into my fantasy.
It's strange to think how much has changed;
That you used to lie next to me in bed.
And that's incompatible with that
funny kind of hole that's there instead.
So carry me away somewhere
With simple little stories left unsaid.
So I don't have the time to convince myself
I made it all up in my head.
So what if it was destiny?
Now there’s nothing left for us to be.
I will never take back what you meant to me.
I was in love and I meant it for eternity
And I still do.
So what if it was destiny?
You never knew how much you meant to me.
I wish I could at least have said, "I'm sorry."
Lastly, love, I set you free.
Though I still do.

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Cristina said the following about the song:

"There is a certain breed of emotion that pretty much takes over one's life. For me, heartbreak has always been a winner in that category. Since I met my wife over 2 years ago, I haven't felt anything of the sort. I haven't written any songs in a long time.
Right after staying up late to finish Life is Strange, I woke up in the middle of the night and felt acute heartache. For an hour or more it kept me up; a phantom feeling of an old girlfriend who cut me out of her life mixed with a slow realization that I'd just done something awful to Max and Chloe. Something unbearably awful. The feeling stayed with me into the next day. I guess I did what I always do in these cases: I made art.
The next day I thought of an old song I had written that reminded me of what I was feeling. I spent a few days thinking over how to rework some of the lyrics to better fit the new theme, then I spent all of Saturday recording and mixing, and all of Sunday pulling clips from the game and editing the video. It was truly a labor of love. I am so happy to share it with others who have been affected by this beautiful game.
As my personal tribute, I want to offer a free download of this song for anyone who would like to add it to their soundtrack.
On my initial play-through it seemed obvious what the "right" choice was. After a week, I'm not so sure. That's why I like to think that Max kept the butterfly photo, just in case she changes her mind. It makes me feel a little better anyway. :)
With love!!
Cristina"

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