Dream Weaver

Gary Wright

About Dream Weaver

"Dream Weaver" is a song by the American singer Gary Wright, released as the first single from his third studio album The Dream Weaver in December 1975. The track features Wright on vocals and keyboards and Jim Keltner on drums. According to Gary Wright, the song was inspired by Autobiography of a Yogi, which was given to him by George Harrison. Paramhansa Yogananda's poem "God! God! God!" made reference to "the idea of the mind weaving dreams". The expression "Dream Weaver" was popularized by John Lennon in 1970 in his song "God", taken from his solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. This song depicts Lennon's declaration that he was the dream weaver of the 1960s, breaking away from the influences and dogmas that influenced his life. All instrumentation was created using keyboards except for Keltner's percussion. In 1992, Gary Wright re-recorded a longer version of "Dream Weaver" for the Wayne's World movie soundtrack. 


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

Oh dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Oh 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

Oh dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Oh 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

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

Dream weaver
Dream weaver

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Gary Wright

Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American musician, best known for his songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive". more »

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Written by: Gary Wright

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10 facts about this song

"Dream Weaver" is a song by American musician Gary Wright that was released as a single in December 1975.
"Dream Weaver" was inspired by the book "Autobiography of a Yogi" which Gary Wright read in the early 70s. This inspired him to imagine a world with no hatred, war, or discontent.
The song is included in Gary Wright's 1975 album "The Dream Weaver". This album marked a shift for him as it was his first solo effort, without his previous band Spooky Tooth.
Music History
The song is recognized as one of the earliest examples of the use of a synthesizer to carry the principle melody and theme. This was quite a milestone in the history of electronic music.
Commercial Success
"Dream Weaver" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976 and also peaked at No. 9 in Canada.
The song continues to be popular and has been covered by numerous artists since its original release, demonstrating its ongoing impact and influence.
Media Appearances
"Dream Weaver" has been featured in many films and television shows. Notably, it was used in the films "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "Toy Story 3", and in episodes of television series like "The Simpsons".
Award Nomination
The song "Dream Weaver" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Vocal Performance category in 1977.
Re-releases & Achievements
In 2010, Gary Wright re-recorded a slower, piano-only version of "Dream Weaver" for his "Connected" album.
Cultural Impact
"Dream Weaver" has made a significant impact culturally, its title has since been used as the name for several products and companies, from looms to web development software.

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