"Dream Away" as written by and George Harrison....
Oh Ry In Eye Ay - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Oh Ry In Eye Key Ooh Lay
Ka Lay Ooh Lau Ee - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Sya Te Lee Ay Vee Show
Midnight sunshine silent thunder
Sky as black as day
Only a dream away
Oh Ry In Eye Ay - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Oh Ry In Eye Key Ooh Lay
Ka Lay Ooh Lau Ee - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Sya Te Lee Ay Vee Show
Waking while you're still deep sleeping
Finding you're not here
Watching a dream appear
Tumbling through a thousand centuries
You don't know where you'll land
It's so dark in mythology
Treasures of history to be found
Near the legends of time
All the handiworks remain there
Only a dream away
Oh Ry In Eye Ay - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Oh Ry In Eye Key Ooh Lay
Ka Lay Ooh Lau Ee - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Sya Te Lee Ay Vee Show
Greedy feeling wheeling dealing
Losing what you won
See the dream come undone
Stumble you may with the elementary
Lucky you got so far
All you owe is apologies
Measure the mystery and astound
Without taking up time
So the handiworks remain there
Only a dream away
Oh Ry In Eye Ay - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Oh Ry In Eye Key Ooh Lay
Ka Lay Ooh Lau Ee - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Sya Te Lee Ay Vee Show
In out, hot cold, up down, young old
What a lot to do
Sharing a dream with you
Oh Ry In Eye Ay - Oh Ry In Eye Ay
Oh Ry In Eye Key Ooh Lay
Ka Lay Ooh Lau Ee - Oh Ry In Eye
Sya Te Lee Ay Vee Show


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"Dream Away" as written by George Harrison

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    General CommentInteresting thoughts, but consider this...This song was written for the soundtrack of the movie "Time Bandits" but didn't make it onto the soundtrack album (it was, however, played during the movie's closing credits). It was, in fact, written specifically for the movie, calling out events from the movie itself (lines like "Legends of history", "It's so dark in mythology") all reference the time-jumping residents of the movie who hop from place to place in history using a map that lays out all the "holes" in the universe through which anyone possessing the map can leap. They wind up in such notable places as Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest, Agamemnon's Mycenae, and the Titanic as it's going down. Truly, it's one of my favorite movie's of all time with some of the funniest scene's I've seen any movie.

    Want another tidbit? George Harrison was one of the producers.

    All the best,

    Haywood
    hgelmanon August 19, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAnyone care to decipher the chorus?
    manumokaon January 16, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningFrom the Wikipedia article:

    "In an interview on the UK Arrow Blu-ray release of Time Bandits Gilliam claimed that the lyrics to "Dream Away" are Harrison's notes to him concerning Gilliam's behaviour during the production of the film and, more specifically, the tension that arose between them due to Gilliam's reluctance to include any songs performed by Harrison in the film."
    taverneron August 27, 2017   Link
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    My OpinionAren't I Lucky
    Aren't I Lucky
    Lucky I Am Hurray Oh
    See me on the TV Show

    Midnight sunshine silent thunder Sky as black as day Only a dream away

    The opposites imply contradictions. George has his fame but it does not bring happiness or what he is looking for. He evokes the #9 dream, which is the fantasy world of space and time. Knowing the future, your own death.

    Waking while you're still deep sleeping Finding you're not here Watching a dream appear George has passed on in the Dream. It is now.

    Tumbling through a thousand centuries You don't know where you'll land It's so dark in mythology
    Treasures of history to be found Near the legends of time All the handiworks remain there
    Only a dream away

    Through George's journey through space and time, he sees himself. There next to John Lennon. Someone whos name will be known throughout history as someone who used his music, his fame, cut through layers of mist and haze to see the blunt truths and hypocricies of his time, i.e. the domino theory of evil ceating evil was seen by Lennon for what it was, Men killing Men. His words from his song, "Well you were caught with your hands in the kill And you still got to swallow your pill As you slip and you slide down the hill On the blood of the people you killed Stop the killing".

    Next to Paul McCartney, a disciple of John's. The most gifted musician/entertainer of the twentieth century. He rocked, man. Paul was able to sell his new music until the day he died. Without whom, John would not have had his fame, his platform. Paul, "A sure enough saint who only wants a halo to be transferred."

    Greedy feeling wheeling dealing Losing what you won See the dream come undone

    George has remorse for his part is the fall of the Beatle era, the Beatle dream. Or, just that there is blame to be had and loss to be felt.

    Stumble you may with the elementary Lucky you got so far All you owe is apologies Measure the mystery and astound Without taking up time So the handiworks remain there Only a dream away

    Paul.

    "Ears twitch, like a dog, Breaking eggs in a dish. Do not mock me when I say This is not a lie." Paul made his first mistake when in '66 he was secretly given an offer to buy into the Beatles catalog. The Beatles got payments for whenever their songs were played or purchased or someone performs the songs on stage, but they did not own the songs. Instead of getting payments, Paul could get shares in ownership of the songs. A risky move really for a teenage idol band who could flop at any minute. This came out at the worse time posible, after the tension with the band being hostile to Yoko. Paul, already a control freak, an idea man, a hard worker after everyone else has left man, suddenly began to look like he had alterior motives. So, then the Beatles split up and Paul....











































































































































    TheBeckleson July 06, 2009   Link

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