Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 6, 7, 22 April 1966
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Released: 5 August 1966 (UK)

Available on:
Anthology 2


John Lennon: vocals, organ
Paul McCartney: lead guitar, bass guitar
George Harrison: guitar, sitar, tambura
Ringo Starr: drums, tambourine
George Martin: piano

Turn off your mind, relax, and float down stream,
It is not dying, It is not dying.
Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining
That you may see the meaning of within,
It is being, it is being.

That love is all and love is everyone,
It is knowing, it is knowing.
And ignorance and hate may mourn the dead,
It is believing, it is believing.
But listen to the color of your dreams,
It is not living, it is not living.
Or play the game “Existence” to the end
Of the beginning, of the beginning,
Of the beginning, of the beginning…