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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Artist -> C -> Leonard Cohen

Misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Leonard Cohen that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

There are 19 misheard song lyrics for Leonard Cohen on amIright currently.

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"A Thousand Kisses Deep" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The porn is run, the girls are young.
Original Lyrics:
The ponies run, the girls are young.
"Ain't No Cure for Love" (MP3)
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
"Bird On The Wire" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a drunken egg, midnight choir
Original Lyrics:
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
"Chelsea Hotel" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Hitting me head on the unmade bed.
Original Lyrics:
Giving me hed on the unmade bed.
"Closing Time" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The women tear their blouses off
And then they dance on the polka dots.
Original Lyrics:
The women tear their blouses off
And the men, they dance on the polka dots.
"Everybody Knows" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Like your father or your doctor died
Original Lyrics:
Like your father or your dog just died
"Famous Blue Raincoat" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
That night when you planted your twig
Original Lyrics:
That night that you planned to go clear
"Field Commander Cohen" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard you threw your lard onto the pool.
Original Lyrics:
I heard you threw your lot along with the poor.
"Field Commander Cohen" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard you threw your oblong into the pool.
Original Lyrics:
I heard you threw your lot along with the poor.
"First We Take Manhattan" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd really like to live inside you, baby.
Original Lyrics:
I'd really like to live beside you, baby.
"Hallelujah" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The Holy Dark was moving too.
Original Lyrics:
The Holy Dove was moving too
"I Left a Woman Waiting"
Misheard Lyrics:
I left a woman weeding
Original Lyrics:
I left a woman waiting
"Iodine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew I was in Asia
Original Lyrics:
I knew I was in danger
"Iodine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I owe a dime
or
I'll dine
or
I'll die
or
I'll die
Original Lyrics:
Iodine
"Lady Midnight" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If you want me, you want me, my lord
Original Lyrics:
You've won me, you've won me, my lord
"Story Of Issac"
Misheard Lyrics:
His a*** was made of gold.
Original Lyrics:
His axe was made of gold.
Like Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and many other singer/songwriters (especialy those who 'put poetry into music'), Leonard Cohen never performs the same thing twice. The lyrics posted above are from the version on the studio album 'Songs From a Room.' There is a different performance of it on the live album 'live songs' which differs rhythmically. In this version, the lyrics above become 'his axe was made of *burning* gold.'
"Waiting For The Miracle" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing left to do when you're begging for a crawl.
Original Lyrics:
Nothing left to do when you're begging for a crumb.

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