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The Beatles — Across the Universe (Take 2)
Album: Anthology 2
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:25
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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 going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to 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 going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to 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
It calls me on and on, across the universe

Jai Guru Deva, Om
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world
Nothing's going to change my world

Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
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 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

On top of a houseboat, on Lake Powell, one night about 20 years ago.

 
{#Lol}      and what exactly did you see ?            {#Sunny}
 strange_brew00 wrote:
anybody seen across the universe yet?
 
On top of a houseboat, on Lake Powell, one night about 20 years ago.



I will love this song forever as I ride a mattress of nipples thru infinity...




Love it...


lol! I just missed this song, so I thought I would play it from my own library - only to find its not there. Impossible - I have all beatles! So, it seems I forgot to load anthology 2 disc 2. I'll do that now.
This is a great version, better than what some call the 'original' off Let It Be - which was not at all the original! The first-released version was on a benefit album for the World Wildlife Fund called No One's Gonna Change Our World, released in 1969, well before Let It Be and its over-orchestrated, heavenly-choired, Phil Spectorized (but still enticing) version. The real original has bird-chirping wildlife sound effects that add to its charm, though other versions have really cool backwards guitar and sitar effects, and the version on Let It Be... Naked is essentially a stripped-down and much better Let It Be version. I'd guess Lennon never felt completely satisfied with it. A great song, in any form sung by John Lennon. :sunny:
strange_brew00 wrote:
anybody seen across the universe yet?
I definitely recommend it. I was scared--I love The Beatles so much, I was afraid I would hate the reimagining of their music. However, I found it to be very creative and enjoyable.
I actually learned this song on the guitar before I ever heard the Beatles perform it (had the big "Complete" songbook). It was magical even in my inexpert hands.
strange_brew00 wrote:
anybody seen across the universe yet?
Just rented it as a lark. It was much, much better than expected. Very enjoyable.
thanks. i guess i'll check it out!
rachlan wrote:
sure! while ago. is it still in the theaters?
I think it's coming out on DVD soon. I added it to my Netflix list.
strange_brew00 wrote:
anybody seen across the universe yet?
Yes...very creative...would recommend it!
strange_brew00 wrote:
anybody seen across the universe yet?
sure! while ago. is it still in the theaters?
Somehow this song has been gaining strength down the years. It is a brilliant example of simplicity and complexity in one piece. Shows Lennon for the genius that he was, an exception to the overuse of the word genius.
Can't say I've even heard of it. strange_brew00 wrote:
... the musical movie?
... the musical movie?
Amazing. Old tune but still has this magical quality that compels one to listen. Nothin's gonna change MY world!
anybody seen across the universe yet?
:good-vibes: I like to hear the slightly different versions instead of the originals.