The Beatles Across The Universe lyrics

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Let It Be
  • Two Of Us
  • Dig A Pony
  • Across The Universe
  • I Me Mine
  • Dig It
  • Let It Be
  • Maggie Mae
  • I've Got A Feeling
  • One After 909
  • The Long And Winding Road
  • For You Blue
  • Get Back

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    Find out how the lyrics to the Beatles Across The Universe were written.


    Beatles Album: Let It be : Track 3

    Year: 1970

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 3.51

    Across the universe dates from well before the time of recording the Let it Be album and get back film. The song was originally written in 1968 and given to the the world wildlife fund for a charity album that was released in 1969.

    Across the universe is a song about the beauty of creativity of mind and were written by John Lennon in Kenwood following an argument with Cynthia. At the time Yoko had entered the scene and John and Cynthia were going through lots of ups and downs; this led him to having pools of sorrow and waves of joy at the same time.

    The lyrics of across the universe are different on the Let it be album and the album recorded for the WWF; Change my world becomes nothings going to change 'our world'.

    The across the universe song is a very beautiful song that was one of Lennon's favourites, but the album on the let it be album is a very poor version that was massively over produced. If you want to hear it in a simpler, purer form then listen to the original recording of across the universe; available on the Beatles rarities album; this version has Paul McCartney doing the backing vocals accompanied by a couple of female singers. The let it be version just has John singing.

    The chorus of across the universe relate to Guru Dev; the guru of the Maharishi had when they were meditating with him during their time in India.

    Individual Beatles role on Across the universe

    John Lennon: Vocals, Lead guitar, Acoustic guitar, Organ

    Paul McCartney: Piano

    George Harrison: Sitar

    Ringo Starr: Maraccas

    George Martin: Organ

    Others: Strings, Choir

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