"Across the Universe (The Beatles cover)" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
Are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me

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

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 opened 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

Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing is gonna
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing is gonna
Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change

Nothing's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change
Nothing's gonna change, no, no, no
Nothing's gonna change my world


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"Across the Universe" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +1
    General CommentI have no idea what some of you are talking about, this cover is fantastic, as Bowie always is.
    BecStarHPon February 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly shit, Bowie covered Across the Universe? I've got to hear this.
    ggaaooon July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou REALLY REALLY don't.

    I love David Bowie, he is a truely brilliant and original artist, but christ almighty, he crapped all over this from a great height.

    I think it was when he was on the coke.
    amy darlingon March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this is a horrible cover. I think Bowie could have done a much better job with it :/
    Zanjuion July 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis cover is amazing i don't know what you guys are talking about. i probably like this one better than the original.
    Souperman55on July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsame here, i prefer this one over the original but then again i'm addicted to bowie :(

    anyone know a rehab center?
    ejownz6on September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn Lennon sings with Bowie on this cover.

    I appreciate how Bowie has given this song a new perspective, and now we can listen to it and appreciate it without the squealing sounds of Lennon's synthesizer experiments.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the Beatles' version, too, but it's nice to listen to a less messy version every now and then.
    yoshemitzuon January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLennon plays guitar on this apparently and Bowie said he wanted to make a more angst-driven version of the song as the other versions seem to just be saying 'nothing's gonna change my world' non-chalantly.
    smfon July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know he did a Lennon cover, but for Pete's sake Lennon was with hom during the Young Americans sessions. Personally, I think this is a great cover. Also see the new movie by the same title coming soon.
    davidbowiefan1on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you go on YouTube and search "David Bowie Across The Universe" videos will show up and you can hear the song. And yes it is horrible.
    itsonlyroknrollon December 06, 2007   Link

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