Three Days to Live (Soundtrack)

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Team Fortress 2
Official Soundtrack
  1. "Team Fortress 2 (Main Theme)"
  2. "Playing With Danger"
  3. "Rocket Jump Waltz"
  4. "The Art of War"
  5. "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet"
  6. "Right Behind You"
  7. "Petite Chou-Fleur"
  8. "Intruder Alert"
  9. "Drunken Pipe Bomb"
  10. "More Gun"
  11. "Haunted Fortress 2"
  12. "TF2 Saxxy 2011 Theme"
  13. "A Little Heart to Heart"
  14. "MEDIC!"
  15. "Archimedes"
  16. "Dreams of Cruelty"
  17. "The Calm"
  18. "ROBOTS!"
  19. "Dapper Cadaver"
  20. "Rise of the Living Bread"
  21. "Red Bread"
  22. "Three Days to Live"
  23. "Seduce Me!"
  24. "Stink Lines"
  25. "It Hates Me So Much"
  26. "Misfortune Teller"
  27. "Soldier of Dance"
  28. "RED Triumphs!"
  29. "BLU Triumphs!"
  30. "Yeti Park"
  31. "Saxton's Dilemma"
  32. "Mercenary Park"
  33. "Saluting the Fallen"

"Three Days to Live" is one of the song titles featured on the Team Fortress 2 Official Soundtrack, listed as track number 22. Added after the Love & War Update, it is a full version of the music heard in the Expiration Date film during the first and second teleporter scenes, and is one of 33 main menu startup themes.



Key: None (no key center)
Time Signature: 2/4-3/4-4/4-5/4-6/4
Tempo: 91-99 BPM
Length: 1:55
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Update: Love & War
Composer: Mike Morasky
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, harpsichord, drumset, 2 percussion, 2 violins*, viola, violoncello, contrabass
* parts contain overdubs

Underscoring parts of Expiration Date, "Three Days to Live" is written similarly to a film score. It has a main theme, but the melody is closer to that of a thematic idea.

The track begins with a fast hi-hat rhythm, followed by low strings and the piano's left hand. Pitched instruments play a partially broken version of the main theme's bass line, which is moved around chromatically throughout the track. Flute and piano join to play a variation on the motif, while the low voices continue their iteration. The piano's left hand begins a new section with a low F pedal, and violins and viola enter with the motif again. Strings continue to build, eventually outlining an F diminished chord. After building tension with a crescendo, horns play a low statement of the motif to bring the next section. Drumset plays a snare rhythm punctuated by low trumpets, and harpsichord plays a disjointed version of the minor third motif. A new section begins shortly - snare continues its rhythm, now punctuated by piano, and flutes play the minor third motif with a counterline from low strings. This groove is interrupted by the ending, which consists of random chromaticism played by violins and flutes, and a descending line played by trumpets and strings.

Update history

July 17, 2014 Patch


  • The name of the music track is a reference to how many days the Medic calculates that the Mercs have left to live in Expiration Date.