Across the Universe was dreadful and only likable to shameless fans, but despite writing some of the most insipid lyrics ever they are given the Shakespearian treatment by the film; meaning every line is delivered as if it were the weightiest gold. The soundtrack does nothing by draw out the songs, slowing them down to octogenarian Southern Baptist Hymn speed. I suppose because they are sacred.
But being forced to hear these lyrics I realized their most famous songs are simply blaise heretical thought. Consider:
“Nothing’s gonna change my world”
“All you need is love”
“Let it be”