"Across the Universe" is a song by The Beatles that first appeared on a charity release in December 1969, and later, in modified form, on their final album, Let It Be. The song features John Lennon singing lead, who is also the composer (though, as with all Beatles songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, alone or in collaboration, the song is credited to Lennon/McCartney).
One night in 1967, the phrase "words…
Words are flowing out
Like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away
Across the universe