Anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time knows that I have pretty eclectic (or at least broad-based) musical tastes; ranging from jazz to (old) country to punk and back again.

Amnesty International released a CD a few months back of various artists covering John Lennon songs, to raise money to help the refugees from Darfur.

One of those song’s is Regina Spektor’s cover of “Real Love” … yet another shining example of an artist taking someone else’s song, and making it her own, like Green Day’s cover of “Working Class Hero”, from the same album.

All my little plans and schemes
Lost like some forgotten dream
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
It’s real, yes it’s real love
It’s real

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
It’s real, yes it’s real love
It’s real

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, yes it’s real love
It’s real, yes it’s real love…