Across the Universe
Jim Sturgess Lyrics


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

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

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's gonna change my world
Nothing's gonna change my world

Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva
Jai guru deva

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Written by: John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

stranger2two

No, it doesn't! :D.

Jai is from the word 'Vijay', meaning 'Victory'.
In this context, 'Jai' is likely to mean 'All Hail', or all 'All Praise'

'Guru' literally translates to 'teacher', and is still a common name and title.

In some contexts, 'Guru' implies someone who's learned, and well-versed in religious matters, or just an expert; for example: He's a financial mogul and a tech guru.

'Deva' literally means 'God', and the 'a' in 'Deva' is mute/soundless, so it's properly pronounced as the English 'Dave' in Hindi and other related languages. For example, we have 'Kaam Dev', (The God of Love), 'Indra Dev', (The Lord Indra), 'Shani Dev' (The God governing Saturn), and so on.

Now Gurudev could itself imply lots of things, and is unfortunately, erroneously used by 'spiritual masters' in their titles.

So, how much ever I like this song, they could have been trying to be esoteric, or literally thanking some 'guru' they were enamoured with, which could be true, because back then it was the time for these Gurus to appear (The so-called Hippie Period), or it could be just a verse they extracted from a prayer, something which TS Eliot did in his 'The Waste Land'.

PS I am not Indian, just someone who has studied some languages.



All comments from YouTube:

D M

This movie made the Beatles' songs more magical and they went ahead and put them into a story. On my top 3 list of all time best movies.

Josh C

It’s underrated alright! This movie I like. And of course Moulin Rouge and The Greatest Showman are my all time musical movies!

ARIEL Pampam

yeah yeah yeah (8) love the beatles and this movie is one of my favorite musicals all time! MASTERPIECE

Sollunaris

I hate to say this but I PREFER this version.

Uçar

You are not alone (Although I admire The Beatles very much)

Ink Sans

same here, idk why but all songs by the beatles in Across The Universe are better to me

barrel cactus cactus

me too!

Curry Penguin

the only song in ATU I prefer is Across The Universe

NerderonOfficial

No judgment.

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teako north

NEVER watch this movie when you're alone and on mushrooms...

not that i'm speaking from experience or anything... just saying...

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