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Fun Music Information -> Leonard Cohen

Album cover parody of Memories by Leonard Cohen
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Leonard Cohen that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Leonard Cohen, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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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 Stranger Song"From the film "McCabe And Mrs. Miller", the song does not mention a stranger or song. - Man With The Deep Voice
"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

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Tower of Sprog""Tower of Song"Cee
"Traveling Dark""Traveling Light"Tess O. Gosset
"Stationary Light""Traveling Light"Tess O. Gosset
"The Strangest Song""The Stranger Song"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

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
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift"Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," Leonard Cohen
"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
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"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Traveling Flight" originally "Traveling Light"
Candy Welty
"Drear Heather" originally "Dear Heather"
I once knew a Heather who was pretty drear.
Karen Smith
"Here Zit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Hopefully said at a dermatologist office.
"Here Wit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne
"Here Pit Is" originally "Here It Is"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Traveling Night" originally "Traveling Light"
Candy Welty
"Traveling Sight" originally "Traveling Light"
Candy Welty
"Traveling Fight" originally "Traveling Light"
Candy Welty
"Traveling Tight" originally "Traveling Light"
Candy Welty
"Traveling Eight" originally "Traveling Light"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Feb 29
a parody of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
A parody of the movie, written long ago by Alan Hochbaum, and FINALLY sung!
Youtube: (MP3)
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
"Hallelujah""Shrek's Hallelujah"SwimPuff165
"Hallelujah""Shrek's Hallelujah"Andrew Lardieri
"Hallelujah""OK Boomer"Ethan Mawyer
"So Long Marianne""So Long Jerry Scam"Ana Fana An' A Panoply O' Paro' Pals
"Hallelujah""Drawl of Confusion"John Davison
"Hallelujah""Pepto-Bismol"Patrick McWilliams
"Suzanne""Seuss Fans"John A. Barry
"Hallelujah""Ed Fitzgerald"Patrick McWilliams
"So Long, Marianne""So-Wrong Marianne"Harpo Macs
"Everybody Knows""All America Knows"aRot

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
Night Comes On
   Leonard Cohen
The Night Comes Down
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:

"Who by Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who by his latest command
Original Lyrics:
Who by his lady's command
Misheard Lyrics:
But remember when I moved in you, and the moldy door was moving too
Original Lyrics:
But remember when I moved in you, and the holy dove was moving too
Misheard Lyrics:
But remember when I moved in you, and the holy duck was moving, too.
Original Lyrics:
But remember when I moved in you, and the holy dove was moving, too.
Misheard Lyrics:
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The mini balls, and Joan's facelift
Original Lyrics:
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
But remember when I moved in you, and the holy duck was moving, too.
Original Lyrics:
But remember when I moved in you, and the holy dove was moving, too.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Timi Zhuo

It didn't really get that far due to the obvious mistake. (Given the character of the song it was somewhat unlikely that he would be singing THAT!) I checked up on the Internet shortly afterwards. However, the mental image of Jeff Buckley sharing a threesome with a duck (holy or not) will still be recalled every time I hear the song. It does sort of ruin my enjoyment of this beautiful song.

There are additional misheard stories 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:

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:

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

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord.
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
Why They're Insulting:
Since these are the opening lines to the song, there is no antecedent to the pronoun "you". While later verses seem to maybe make the song addressed to a love interest with whom the singer has co-habitated, the lack of an antecedent in these opening lines means that "you" seems to be addressed to any random listener. It is rude and/or presumptuous to confront any possible random listener with the leading question "But you don't really care for music, do ya?". If anything, the fact that one is listening to the song suggests that that one DOES care for music.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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:

"Tower Of Song"
The Lyrics:
I said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get? Hank Williams hasn't answered yet But I hear him coughing all night long A hundred floors above me In the Tower of Song
Who They Mention:
Hank Williams
Submitted by: FussBudget
"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:
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

The Lyrics:
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the USA
Product Brand Name:
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:

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:

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

Song Title Space Change:

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

Band Name Anagrams:

No Cane Holder Submitted by: Gigi
Conan Held Ore Submitted by: Gigi
Rodeo Channel Submitted by: Gigi
For horseraces and related events?
Honor Clean Ed Submitted by: Wanda Pierce
Lorena D. Cohen Submitted by: Gigi
Gender change by anagramming

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

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

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:

"Lance Me To The End Of Dove" originally "Dance Me To The End Of Love"
Submitted by: Mary Byram
"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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