Across the Universe ()
Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

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 open mind,
Possessing and caressing me.
Jai guru deva om
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.

Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing
Through my open views inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on
Across the universe
Jai guru deva om
Nothing's gonna change my world,
Nothing's gonna change my world.


Credits

Recorded: February 4, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubbing on February 8, 1968
Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector in March, 1970
John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, organ
Paul McCartney - piano
George Harrison - sitar
Ringo Starr - maracas
George Martin - organ (with Lennon)
Session musicians - strings, choir (overdubbed by Phil Spector)

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Let It Be (1970)
US albums

Other versions of the song

Across the Universe (Version one)
Across the Universe (Take 2)