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Gary Wright's Dream Weaver

Progressive Pop

Gary Wright accompanied George Harrison on a trip to India in 1972. Before they left, Harrison gave Wright Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda to read. Wright loved the book — and the travels in India. There was also a poem by Yogananada titled “God! God! God!,” where there was the idea of the mind weaving dreams. These texts and experiences influence the writing of Wright’s song “Dream Weaver.”

The song is done with Wright on vocals and keyboards and synthesizer, with  Jim Keltner on drums. “Dream Weaver” was released on Wright’s 1975 album The Dream Weaver as well as a single, backed with “Let It Out.” The song rose to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on U.S. Cash Box Top 100, and #1 in Canada. It was #24 in Australia and #31 in New Zealand. It earned an RIAA Gold record certification.

The song has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and TV commercials. One of the best known was  for the 1992 film Wayne’s World. Wright re-recorded a longer version for that soundtrack. Gary Wright continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Dream Weaver” by Gary Wright:

I’ve just closed my eyes again
And climbed aboard the dream weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

Oyo dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Oyo dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today’s pain

Oyo dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Oyo dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Though the dawn may be coming soon
There still may be some time
Fly me away to the bright side of the moon
And meet me on the other side

Oyo dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Oyo dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Dream weaver
Dream weaver

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