Song Lyric Sunday — Dream Weaver

Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt this week is “dream.”

I listen to a lot of classic rock and just the other day I heard Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver.” So it just seemed to fit perfectly for this prompt.

“Dream Weaver” was released as the first single from Wright’s third studio album, The Dream Weaver, in December 1975. The song reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard chart.

Wright said the song was about a kind of fantasy experience, a Dream Weaver train taking you through the cosmos. But he also said that the line, “Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night…,” was about someone with infinite compassion and love carrying us through the night of our trials and suffering. “None other than God Himself,” Wright said.

Personally, I always thought the song was about a guy who was on an acid trip and was just trying to make it through the night until the morning light.

Here are the song’s lyrics.

I have just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dream Weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night
Dream Weaver, I believe we can reach the morning light

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

Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night
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

Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night
Dream Weaver, I believe we can reach the morning light

16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Dream Weaver

  1. Helen Vahdati June 24, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Those lyrics though! I think they’re brilliant. The song is also beautiful. Acid trip or god… I think it can mean whatever we need, no? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sight11 June 24, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Well I couldn’t understand what the song is about, I mean you did tell what it’s about. Yet, the lyrics betray the meaning, at least for me.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sight11 June 24, 2018 / 11:03 pm

        The self contradictory term of existing in a dream, while knowing about it simultaneously. The last 2 stanza.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Marilyn Armstrong June 25, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I think I’m with you on this one. It helps if you’ve taken acid and are hoping that now, eventually, you can sleep.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 June 25, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Good song… I am with you though. Never would have guessed it was about God over a trip.

    Liked by 1 person

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