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Today's song of the day is Across The Universe by The Beatles. Written by Lennon/McCartney (but mostly Lennon) in 1968 and released as a single in 1969 and on Let it Be in 1970, it is an incredible track that showcased John Lennon's vocal range and songwriting abilities that would become a staple of his later solo work. Let me know what you think.

Across The Universe

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

John Lennon penned this song after an argument with his wife Cynthia, when he got angry and couldn't fall asleep.

"Jai Guru Deva Om" is a mantra in Sanskrit used in meditations. "Guru Dev" is another name of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, who was the teacher of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who—in turn—was the guru to The Beatles.

David Bowie recorded this song with John Lennon on guitar and included it on his album "Young Americans" (1975).

Liam Gallagher (Oasis) was greatly inspired by this song and The Beatles as a whole, so that he began to write songs.

Sean Lennon performed this with Moby and Rufus Wainwright at John Lennon tribute concert at Madison Square Garden in 2001.

In order to celebrate NASA's 50th birthday and the 40th anniversary of "Across The Universe" NASA transmitted this song into space in the direction of Polaris on February 4th 2008.

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