All the little girls and boys
Playing with their little toys
All they really needed from you
Was, maybe, some love
All the little boys and girls
Living in this crazy world
All they really needed from you
Was, maybe, some love

Why must we be alone?
Why must we be alone?
It's real life
Yes, it's real

I don't expect you to understand
The kingdom of Heaven is in your hands
I don't expect you to wake from the dream
Too late for crying, now, that it seems

All their little plans and schemes
Ain't nothing but a bunch of dreams
All you really needed to do
Was, maybe, some love

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"Real Love" as written by John Lennon

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    General Commentbeautiful. yess.. regina did a cover and it was beautiful too
    Richie Brownon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is for Sean!

    This song is the best!

    It's such a pleasure to be the first person to comment on this song!

    Actually, I wan't able to hear John Lennon as a solo artist singing this song. I hope I can, someday.

    It is about a person who has no goal in life. Until he met this person. After that, it was just like magic. He was transformed. He now has a goal and that person is his inspiration.

    pJ ;P
    handsdown4dbeatleson March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe version on the Lennon Anthology is so great, the piano is real, the vocals are deep, I just love it!
    MookieBomberon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentregina spektor did this song for the cd instant karma towards darfur.

    it's real good.
    vintagebeautyon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the acoustic version and the "beatles" version. I wasnt too big of a fan of the piano version. But my favorite one is probably the acoustic version. Very raw and real. Plus it was a good opener for the Imagine movie.
    69twiggzon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin Funny People, Adam Sandler sang it, and did it somewhat justice, but more importantly the composition in the movie seemed to be a perfect blend of the acoustic and the Beatles version, I really wish Lennon sang it like that
    seant203on October 05, 2009   Link

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