Monday, March 27, 2017
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver with - lyrics
"Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright was released in late 1975 and I had always been intrigued with the song. But at 14 years old, other than a fantasy of riding a train through space and time, I never really knew what this song was all about.
On Gary Wright's official site, he explains: 'Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night...' was a song about someone with infinite compassion and love, carrying us through the night of our trials and suffering... None other than God Himself."
According to Gary Wright, the song was inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda's poem "God! God! God!" Autobiography of a Yogi, which was given to him by George Harrison .
"Dream Weaver" became a hit in the US, reaching #2 in the Billboard hot 100 chart, while it reached #1 in the Cash Box charts in 1976.
This song is done completely with keyboards and synthesizer with drums in background. When we he started recording The Dream Weaver album, Wright realized that the songs sounded fine without guitars, so he didn't use them. The novelty of a keyboard-driven rock record got him a lot of publicity in the music press.
At some point I will build a video for Wright's follow-up hit, "Love is Alive," which also hit #2 in the US, but has not endured as a radio staple the way this song has.