"Real Love (John Lennon cover)" as written by Taalib Johnson and James Jason Poyser....
Love, love, love...

All my little plans and schemes
Lost like some forgotten dreams
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you

Just like little girls and boys
Playing with their little toys
Seems like all they really were doing
Was waiting for love

Don't need to be alone
No need to be alone

It's real love
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love

From this moment on I know
Exactly where my life will go
Seems that all I really was doing
Was waiting for love

Don't need to be afraid
No need to be afraid

It's real love
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love

Thought I'd been in love before
But in my heart I wanted more
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you

Don't need to be alone
No need to be alone

It's real love
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love
Oh, it's real
Yes it's real love


Lyrics submitted by crumbs, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Real Love" as written by John Lennon George Harrison

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing cover- when I listen to it, I tear up. It's that good.

    However, I must comment that there's a mistake with the above lyrics - she is saying "it's real love", not "it's you I love".
    mistterpickleon June 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite John Lennon songs. I don't really acknowledge the “Beatles” version. With all due respect, it was a fascinating and sentimental peculiarity, but not a real Beatles song. This Regina Spektor rendition is the only true and complete version, as John sadly did not have the opportunity to do a finished recording.

    This song is about the happiness of finding true love. It's about more than just being in a semi-functional relationship. It's about finding a soulmate. That's why he/she says:

    “Thought I'd been in love before
    but in my heart I wanted more
    seems like all I really was doing
    was waiting for you”

    They've found the one person that they were always longing to be with. The person they were made for. Of course such a thing may not actually exist, but it's a nice thought for someone to be in such a positive relationship that they feel perfectly compatible together.

    I understand what John meant when he wrote:

    “From this moment on I know
    exactly where my life will go
    seems that all I really was doing
    was waiting for love...”

    It's the security a person would feel from knowing they've found THE ONE. They know their future is going to be planned around the person they love, and they can just imagine being together forever.

    I don't generally like most John Lennon covers, but I love this one. I'm glad Regina did such a respectable job on this.
    Androcleson January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice cover...This song is on Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur ..everyone needs to check this cd out.
    Claooon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant download this song anywhere.
    i heard it on triple j's ''like a version" and love it !
    dietcocaineon August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese are the correct lyrics:

    all my little plans and schemes
    lost like some forgotten dreams
    seems that all i really was doing
    was waiting for you

    just like little girls and boys
    playing with their little toys
    seems like all they really were doing
    was waiting for love

    don't need to be alone
    no need to be alone
    it's real love
    yes, it's real love
    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love

    from this moment on i know
    exactly where my life will go
    seems that all i really was doing
    was waiting for love...

    don't need to be afraid
    no need to be afraid
    it's real love
    yes, it's real love
    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love

    thought i'd been in love before
    but in my heart i wanted more
    seems like all i really was doing
    was waiting for you

    don't need to be alone
    no need to be alone
    it's real love
    yes, it's real love
    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love

    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love
    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love

    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love
    oh, it's real love
    yes, it's real love...




    ah, i love this song.
    it's a perfect cover, in my opinion:)
    summerbaileyon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love her cover of this. Its absoloutley beautiful with the piano.
    adeleineeon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey dietcocaine -- you can get it for 89 cents from Rhapsody and it's money for a good cause.
    artmavenon September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHer voice sounds incredible at the beginning, it gets you so hooked on the song. And then you hear the rest, and you wish you'd found it sooner. One of the best covers Ive ever heard.
    beginto_hopeon September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love her cover of this song!
    Does anyone know her piano sheet music to this, not John Lennon's???
    I wanna play it!! :)
    Mo_94on September 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlfkgjlsdfkj.
    this song is real love.
    :)

    i think its about the love in the world.
    and how people are waiting
    for a person to make even more love in the world,
    and peace.
    heartshoelaceson November 04, 2007   Link

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