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Across The Universe
Song

Across The Universe

The Beatles
Album:
Let It Be

Meaning of the song Across The Universe by The Beatles


Few songs from The Beatles' vast discography so perfectly express existential reflection and cosmic amazement as "Across the Universe." This ethereal song, which was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney with major contributions, was released in 1969. It is still regarded as a timeless masterpiece that has an enduring appeal to listeners all over the world. Beneath its eerie music and lyrical words is a profound investigation of spirituality, the interconnection of all things, and the human experience.


John Lennon wrote this song because he was angry and couldn't sleep after a fight with his wife Cynthia.


"Across The Universe" has its roots in a transcendental meditation retreat that John Lennon went to in India. Inspired by the profound insights he experienced during his meditation excursions, Lennon drew inspiration from the spiritual teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The song "Across the Universe" showcases the impact of John Lennon's spiritual quest, wherein he wrestled with ideas of inner tranquilly, harmony within the universe, and the interdependence of all living things.


Lyrics of the song Across The Universe by The Beatles


Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup

They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe

Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind

Possessing and caressing me

 

Jai guru deva om

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

 

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes

They call me on and on across the universe

Thoughts meander like a restless wind

Inside a letter box they

Tumble blindly as they make their way

Across the universe

 

Jai guru deva om

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

 

Sounds of laughter shades of life are ringing

Through my open ears inciting and inviting me

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns

And calls me on and on across the universe

 

Jai guru deva om

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

 

Jai guru deva

Jai guru deva

Jai guru deva

Jai guru deva

Jai guru deva

Jai guru deva...

Release Date

1969

Songwriter/s

Lennon–McCartney

Producer/s

George Martin

Label/s

Regal Starline

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