Misheard 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 Story Of Issac that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996.
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His a*** was made of gold.
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.'
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