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Dream Weaver: 44 years of mondegreen by Commander Tansin A. Darcos 10/21/2019, 3:54pm PDT
One of the songs In happen to like is Gary Wright's 1975 hit, Dream Weaver. And while I've probably heard it since hundreds of times since it was first played on the radio, I've been hearing it wrong. In the beginning, I heard him sing:

I've just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dream Weaver train
Trying to take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

I listened to it today on a YouTube video that included the lyrics, and realized I've been mishearing that for 44 years! There is one small difference with the actual lyrics, which are:

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

In a way, this makes more sense to the song, as he is singing the song to the train's engineer. I confirmed this from a performance of the song he did on the 1970s TV series The Midnight Special. And I'd been hearing it wrong all this time.

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In case you didn't get the title of this post, when someone mishears a word or phrase from a poem or a song, that mishearing is called a mondegreen.
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Dream Weaver: 44 years of mondegreen by Commander Tansin A. Darcos 10/21/2019, 3:54pm PDT
 
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