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Fun Music Information -> Leonard Cohen

Album cover parody of Dear Heather by Leonard Cohen
Parody album cover
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Quotes:

But now its come to distances and both of us must try,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that's no way, to say, goodbye


Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir,
I have tried in my way to be free.

Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Lorca (daughter) - Named after Federico Garcia Lorca - a Spanish writer, I believe. Submitted by: JANE HOWE
  • Lorca - Submitted by: JANE HOWE

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Old Revolution""I have changed my name so often, I've lost my wife and children but I have many friends, and some of them are with me." - Feurzeug
"Story of Issac""You who build these altars now to sacrifice these children, you must not do it anymore. A scheme is not a vision and you never have been tempted by a demon or a god." No mention of Issac in the song. - Feurzeug
"One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong""I lit a thin green candle, to make you jealous of me." I only just realised that some Leonard Cohen song titles are not used as lyrics. - Feurzeug

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"First We Take Manhattan,"First you have to defeat the US ArmySusanna Viljanen
"Tower of Song,"Love isn't a structure nor a fortificationSusanna Viljanen
"Dance Me to the End Of Love,"Love does not have dimensions.Susanna Viljanen
"Everybody Knows,"Not everyone can know a particular fact.Paul Bear

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Gimme All Your Lovin'," ZZ Top"Here It Is," Leonard Cohen
"Bring Your Love To Me," The Righteous Brothers"Here It Is," Leonard Cohen
"A Song I'd Like To Sing," Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge"Here It Is," Leonard Cohen
"Button Off My Shirt," Paul Carrack"Here It Is," Leonard Cohen
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Her It Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne
"Morning Gory" originally "Morning Glory"
Mayu

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Here Zit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Hopefully said at a dermatologist office.
Peter
"Here Wit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne
"Here Pit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne
"Where It Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne
"Here Nit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Tape This Longing" originally "Take This Longing"
Sutch
"Tame This Longing" originally "Take This Longing"
Sutch
"Take This Logging" originally "Take This Longing"
Sutch
"Wake This Longing" originally "Take This Longing"
Sutch
"Rake This Longing" originally "Take This Longing"
Sutch

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

May 12
a parody of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
It's a plea to the over 40's...
youtube: (Windows Media)
Jan 11
a parody of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
A short hymn written by speculators in celebration of the bailout plain. A parody of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
You Tube: (Quick Time)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"So Long, Marianne""So Wrong, Hairy Ann"John A. Barry
"Hallelujah""Halter, Loosen!"John A. Barry
"Suzanne""Soup Man"John A. Barry
"Hallelujah""Hall o' Losers"Burl Esk & Burl Ires
"Hallelujah""Ah-oo-gah"Patrick McWilliams
"Hallelujah""Jalapeno"Spock
"Halleujah""Hannah Montana"Fack Sabbath
"The Future""Hairless"Smeg And The Heads
"Hallelujah""Tallulah"Marthadtox
"Hallelujah""Halitosis"Jon Goldney

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Night Comes On
   Leonard Cohen
The Night Comes Down
   Queen
The Night Comes On Down
Rock Princess

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray combined with Leonard Cohen
The former boxing champion.
Submitted By: Paul Bear
Kings Of Leonard Cohen
Kings Of Leon combined with Leonard Cohen
Submitted By: Harvey Wall-Banger

Misheard Lyrics:

"I Left a Woman Waiting"
Misheard Lyrics:
I left a woman weeding
Original Lyrics:
I left a woman waiting
"Iodine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll die
or
I'll dine
or
I owe a dime
Original Lyrics:
Iodine
"Iodine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew I was in Asia
Original Lyrics:
I knew I was in danger
"Ain't No Cure for Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't believe that time is gonna heal this womb that I am speaking of
Original Lyrics:
I can't believe that time is gonna heal this wound I am speaking of
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"First We Take Manhatten"
Better Lyrics:
Ah dont like your west indulgence system
And ah dont like those tapes that sound so thin
Ah dont like what happened to my biscuit
First, we take Trollhatten, then we take New York
Original Lyrics:
I don't like your fashon buisness system
And I don't like those drugs that make you thin
I don't like what happened to my sister
First we take Manhatten, then we take Berlin
Submitted by: Jesus

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Suzanne"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And Jesus was a sailor
When he walked upon the water.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Oh so that made him a sailor? If he ever glided along the ground in a sailboat, I guess that would make him a pedestrian at THAT time. :)
Submitted by: Karen Smith
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Hallelujah"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
The baffled king composing hallelujah.
Why They're Misrhymed:
In every single verse, Cohen rhymes something else with 'hallelujah' - as well as 'do ya?' he manages 'overthrew ya,' 'what's it to ya?' and 'fool ya.' When he sings it, it almost sounds like it rhymes, too!
Submitted by: Red Tim
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Chelsea Hotel No.2"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Giving me head on the unmade bed,
While the limousines wait in the street.
Why They're Dirty:
Most of Leonard Cohen's songs are pretty filthy if you listen, this is just one of the more obvious and well known lines. It shouldn't need explaining as to why it is 'dirty'.
Submitted by: Din
"Take This Longing"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Take this longing from my tongue,
All the lonely things these hands have done...
Why They're Dirty:
He's spanking his monkey, isn't he?
Submitted by: Dazzla
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Waiting for the Miracle"
The Lyrics:
There's not much entertainment
and the critics are severe.
The Maestro says it's Mozart
but it sounds like bubble gum
Who They Mention:
Mozart
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"The Future"
The Lyrics:
and all the lousy little poets
coming round
trying to sound like Charlie Manson.

Give me back the Berlin Wall
give me Stalin and St. Paul
Who They Mention:
Charles Manson
Josef Stalin
St. Paul
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Democracy"
The Lyrics:
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the USA
Product Brand Name:
Chevrolet
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Closing Time"
The Lyrics:
So we're drinking and we're dancing
and the band is really happening
and the Johnny Walker wisdom running high
Product Brand Name:
Johnny Walker (Scotch Whiskey)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Democracy"
The Song Lyrics:
It's coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold the battered
heart of Chevrolet
Song They Mention:
"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Suzanne"
Opening Lines:
Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
Comments:
Submitted by: Sutch
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Take This Long In G" originally "Take This Longing"
Submitted by: Sutch

Song Title Anagrams:

"Take This Long Gin" originally "Take This Longing"
Submitted by: Sutch

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Death of a Ladies' Man" Length: 9:19
This is probably the only Leonrad Cohen song this long, it is 2 minutes and 59 seconds shorter than Desolation Row by Bob Dylan (one of Leonard Cohen's idols).
Submitted by: Feurzeug

Song Title Acrostics:

NAG: "Never Any Good"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Word on the Buyer" originally "Bird on the Wire"
Submitted by: Sutch

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Take This Waltz"
Sarah Polley's 2011 film
Submitted by: Sutch
"The Future"
2011 film directed by & starring Miranda July
Submitted by: Sutch
"Bird On A Wire"
1990 film w/ Mel Gibson & Goldie Hawn
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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