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"Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10−8 cm−3 gm−1 sec−2" is the closing track of the Type O Negative album Slow, Deep and Hard, released in 1991. It is unique for a song title that it contains an arrangement of numbers and units in them, which denote the gravitational constant in physics. Peter Steele displayed the constant in the title because he's a humor, especially during the making of this album.

This track combine sounds from all the previous tracks and is about suicide. The first canto, "Unjustifiable Existence", contains hard rock riffs; the second canto, "Acceleration (Due to Gravity)", has the same chorus but a different verse than the first one; the third canto, "Antimatter: Electromechanical Psychedelicosis", is instrumental; the fourth canto, "Requiem for a Soulless Man", features a triumphant choir before it ends the track and the album.

The altered version of this song played on the next album The Origin of the Feces is simply titled "Gravity".

Lyrics Edit

Canto I: Unjustifiable Existence

One two three four
I don't wanna live no more

Well I've got no more reason to live
And I've got no more love to give
Tonight's the night
I'll paint the town red
I'll put another hole through my head

Unjustifiable existence
Unjustifiable
Unjustifiable existence
Unjustifiable existence

Now I feel the weight of a world on my back
I've seen the future
The future looks black
It's what I must do
I have no reservations
Ain't talk 'bout self preservation

Unjustifiable existence
Unjustifiable
Unjustifiable existence
Unjustifiable existence

Gravity
Crushing me
Gravity
Crushing me
Crushing me
Crushing me

Canto II: Acceleration (Due to Gravity)

Yeah I feel something pulling me down
Forcing me between myself and the ground
Of all the nightmares that ever came true
I think that gravity (gravity-gravity) is you

Unjustifiable existence
Unjustifiable
Unjustifiable existence
Unjustifiable existence

Gravity
Crushing me
Gravity
Crushing me
Crushing me
Crushing me

Canto III: Antimatter: Electromechanical Psychedelicosis

[Instrumental]

Canto IV: Requiem for a Soulless Man

I've got a problem
A problem with hate
I can't go on dragging this weight
A cold steel hand that won't let go
Acid-filled thoughts out of control

I built myself a nice little cage
With bars of anger and a lock of rage
I can't help asking Who's got the key?
When I know damned well it's me

[Choir]

No I ain't hinting for sympathy
I'm used to dealing with apathy
The scars on my wrists may seem like a crime
Just wish me better luck next time

So what if I died a thousand deaths
You think I'm insane but I have no regrets
One more time won't matter no question
Suicide is self expression

[Choir]

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Personnel Edit

Band performers
Additional performer
  • The Bensonhoist Lesbian Choir – backing vocals, choir
Production

Links to other songs Edit

Type O Negative songs
Slow, Deep and Hard "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" · "Der Untermensch" · "Xero Tolerance" · "Prelude to Agony" · "Glass Walls of Limbo" · "The Misinterpretation of Silence and its Disastrous Consequences" · "Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10−8 cm−3 gm−1 sec−2"
The Origin of the Feces "I Know You're Fucking Someone Else" · "Are You Afraid" · "Gravity" · "Pain" · "Kill You Tonight" · "Hey Pete" · "Kill You Tonight (reprise)" · "Paranoid"
Bloody Kisses "Machine Screw" · "Christian Woman" · "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" · "Fay Wray Come Out and Play" · "Kill All the White People" · "Summer Breeze" · "Set Me on Fire" · "Dark Side of the Womb" · "We Hate Everyone" · "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" · "3.0.I.F." · "Too Late: Frozen" · "Blood & Fire" · "Can't Lose You" · "Suspended in Dusk" · "Black Sabbath" · "Summer Girl" (unreleased)
October Rust "Bad Ground" · "Intro" · "Love You to Death" · "Be My Druidess" · "Green Man" · "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" · "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" · "Die with Me" · "Burnt Flowers Fallen" · "In Praise of Bacchus" · "Cinnamon Girl" · "The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa" · "Wolf Moon" · "Haunted" · "Outro"
World Coming Down "Skip It" · "White Slavery" · "Sinus" · "Everyone I Love Is Dead" · "Who Will Save the Sane?" · "Liver" · "World Coming Down" · "Creepy Green Light" · "Everything Dies" · "Lung" · "Pyretta Blaze" · "All Hallows Eve" · "Day Tripper"
Life Is Killing Me "Thir13teen" · "I Don't Wanna Be Me" · "Less than Zero (<0)" · "Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)" · "I Like Goils" · "...A Dish Best Served Coldly" · "How Could She?" · "Life Is Killing Me" · "Nettie" · "(We Were) Electrocute" · "IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" · "Angry Inch" · "Anesthesia" · "Drunk in Paris" · "The Dream Is Dead" · "Out of the Fire"
Dead Again "Dead Again" · "Tripping a Blind Man" · "The Profit of Doom" · "September Sun" · "Halloween in Heaven" · "These Three Things" · "She Burned Me Down" · "Some Stupid Tomorrow" · "An Ode to Locksmiths" · "Hail and Farewell to Britain"
Songs from non-studio albums "Pictures of Matchstick Men" · "On with the Show" · "In the Flesh" · "Back in the U.S.S.R." · "It's Never Enough" · "12 Black Rainbows" · "Stay Out of My Dreams" · "Highway Star" · "Santana Medley"