The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

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The rock classic, recorded at Olympic studios in Barnes and produced by Steve Brown. This was recorded and released as a stand-alone single but it was included on the band's next album, 'Love'. Though it spent months in the UK charts, and was one of the best selling tracks of the year, it actually never reached the top ten. It was the last release to feature the original Cult drummer Nigel Preston.



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AgentXPQ
I'm watching this half drunk, at 2 in the morning. \nYou can make fun of this all you like, the vibe I get is as follows:\nI think these guys really loved being in a Rock N Roll band.
Andrew Campbell
If there was one song to pick if you had to listen to an endless loop...this would be it it. Never gets old. F'ck'n Rock n Roll !!!!
Art Warmanen
Heard of this while going thru the Navy fat boy program in San Diego. At 65 still like them.
Barbara Pence
Still listening 2019 🎤🎸💕
Baron Clime
That is one of my favorite guitar riffs of all time. The lyrics are pretty badass too. Sad music isn't this damn good any more.
BlueStarMama2017
I'm am old grandma lady who now lives in Missouri, but native of San Diego. My little sister turned me onto this song back in the day and I fell in love, hard. The other day I drove up to an intersection here in Jeff City, blasting this from my speakers. Some old dude (older than me 😉) pulls up and gives me a nod and a thumbs up. I guess it's true, old rockers never die, only our shells age.💀
Bob Dobalina
I remember the summer of '85 when this came out. Man, there was something in the air, the excitement, about music, about the indy scene, about life. Man it was great. What the hell happened? This generation is USELESS. All they can do is peer into their cell phones and make autotuned drivel. Depressing.
Bugs Braden
If this song doesn't get you up, nothing will.
CYCLOWL
Stupid laptop! Volume only goes to 100....
Camry Guy
*GTA San Andreas*\n*GTA Vice City*\n\nMemories ~ \nfav song
CandyBandit1296
Love love love this song. Unique.
Carol Neumann
This is just one of those song's I have to listen to every so often. I simply never forget about it.
Col. Klink
2018 my knees only hurt a little but
Coral smith
This is my favourite band of all time and a proper rock tune..but what a record to beat x factor and have a xmas number one so if anyone wants to see something different on TOTPs i will need some help to promote
Corey Brown
that little two step, kick, ho, mic stand bounce, skip thingy he does at the beginning is kinda cool but hard to do.
Cássio Zerbielli
You can kick me if you disagree, but The Cult is like a heavier verson of The Rolling Stones
Daniel Golus
This brings me back to when MTV really mattered.
Danny Riley
Oh, the heads that turn\nMake my back burn\nAnd those heads that turn\nMake my back, make my back burn\nThe sparkle in your eyes\nKeeps me alive\nAnd the sparkle in your eyes\nKeeps me alive, keeps me alive\nThe world\nAnd the world turns around\nThe world and the world yeah\nThe world drags me down\nOh, the heads that turn\nMake my back burn\nAnd those heads that turn\nMake my back, make my back burn, yeah\nHey yeah hey, yeah hey\nThe fire in your eyes keeps me alive\nAnd the fire in your eyes keeps me alive\nInside her you'll find sanctuary\nInside her you'll find sanctuary\nAnd the world the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me down\nAnd the world and the world the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world and the world and the world\nAnd the world drags me down\nAh, hey yeah, hey yeah\nAnd the world and the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world\nYeah, the world drags me down\nAnd the world\nYeah, the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me down\nHey yeah, hey yeah\nSanctuary, hey\nSanctuary, hey
David Jackson
how can 200 odd people not like this its a banger i should know I'm 96 and fought in both world wars!
David Rae
I'm now 58 and still love this song...played at full blast....only way to listen to it...😁
Deanna Turnbaugh
One of my favs
Eee Ell
Johnny Depp totally ripped off Ian Astbury in Pirates of the Carribbean
Faith Joslin
I saw the Cult in August 2018 in Tampa, they sounded so good. Billy was great and Ian was \
Finlay Mitchell
Tell me this dude doesn't look and sound just like Freddie Mercury
Flying Scotsman
The biz this tune, totally stands the test of time, absolute classic!
Gomes Sousa
The Cult é FODA\nEu era adolescente quando ouvi o som desses caras. Som empolgante. \nMelhor época do rock de uma forma geral. \n\nOuvir esse som é voltar no tempo. \nDa hora.
Greg Rock
Back in '86 or '87 when I was a senior in high school, The Cult was opening for Billy Idol when he came to town. Seemed like all my friends who were giddy on Friday about seeing Billy Idol showed up Monday wearing Cult t-shirts, and all they talked about was this insanely awesome band that just about blew Billy off the stage before he stepped one foot on it .\n\nShortly thereafter I got a copy of \
Hein Smit
brilliant
Inês Fonseca
She Sells Sanctuary\r Lyrics\n\nOh, the heads that turn\r\nMake my back burn\r\nAnd that heads that turn\r\nMake my back, make my back burn\r\n\nThe sparkle in your eyes\r\nKeeps me alive\r\nAnd the sparkle in your eyes\r\nKeeps me alive, keeps me alive\r\n\nThe world\r\nAnd the world turns around\r\nThe world and the world yeah\r\nThe world drags me down\r\n\nOh, the heads that turn\r\nMake my back burn\r\nAnd that's heads that turn\r\nMake my back, make my back burn, yeah\r\nHey yeah hey, yeah hey\r\n\nThe fire in your eyes keeps me alive\r\nAnd the fire in your eyes keeps me alive\r\nInside her you'll find sanctuary\r\nInside her you'll find sanctuary\r\n\nAnd the world the world turns around\r\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me down\r\nAnd the world and the world the world turns around\r\nAnd the world and the world and the world and the world\r\nAnd the world drags me down\r\n\nAh, hey yeah, hey yeah\r\nAnd the world and the world turns around\r\nAnd the world and the world\r\nYeah, the world drags me down\r\nAnd the world\r\nYeah, the world turns around\r\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me down\r\n\nHey yeah, hey yeah\r\nSanctuary, hey\r\nSanctuary, hey
J S
Why is this massive classic hit only available in really, really shitty low volume quality on YouTube? Does no one have real quality version?
Jake
One of the coolest openings to a song ever
James Strachan
One of the best feel good songs ever.
John Tressine
Southern Death Cult, I mean Death Cult no The Cult, fav band saw them at the Powerhouse Birmingham more than once, by late 80's had crossed over to become just another heavy metal band, and Ian had become Jim and we moved on. But this was sublime.
Johnny Carreira
Toronto late 80s like a masterpiece
Julia Bisceglia
Love the 80's
KendraEMoyer
Axl Rose could not keep up with Ian's fashion, he was a pirate well before Johnny Depp, vampire before Lestat, and had the advantage of a dash of British Austing Powers in those lil pants and boots. The 80's were so fly. I think I was about 17, this is classic.
Leonardo Barreto
Anos 80 foi mágico....minha infância...😎
Lori Weinfurt
2018 ,still listening. 😎✌
Lou Catarino
I thought I was the only one to get this song.
Luis A Rodriguez Sr
I still remember when this song hit the waves back in the 80’s - there was not a single guy without a girl dancing with this song. Lovely memories! Gotta love it! The Cult that was true rock!
Lul Camille
That is the real rock'n roll great honnor for The cult (statment ) !!! 🎵. 🎤 🎶. 🎤
Lydieluck 77
Dressing as a pirate is still cool in my book but I’m not average lol
Marc Sneddon
brilliant then and brilliant now!!!!
Mark Martinelli
Gran Turismo anyone? I would be racing with this song as a child and listening to it now at 28 yrs old, I have realized just how damn good this song is.
Mark Mcdermott
You had to be a teen in the early 80;s to get it.
Matthew Thompson
Christ how good is this. The comment below really made me laugh.
Melanie Portal
This song MUST be played at full volume, - it's the law!!
Melissa Ann
Seriously?!!!!! 🙁\nWho the hell are the 3.1k? 👊\n.....That's all. 😘🌟
Michael Gongora
wellness
Michael Ward
This song came out in the '80s when I was in the Air Force. My roommate LOVED these guys while I would kid him about how gay they sounded. It's 2018 now and I can't get enough of The Cult. I was SOOOO WRONG!!!
MrR570
I could be wrong, but this guy has to be the offspring of Steven Tyler and Axl Rose.
Muzzbustr
I don't always listen to the Cult, but when I do, SO DO THE NEIGHBORS....
Nephilim Demi
This is an Unofficial 80's number 1 for me
Nicole Washburn
Summer of '89 I worked at the I 95 toll booth north of Baltimore. Their tour bus came through my lane one night-they were with Metallica. The driver asked if I wanted an autograph from Metallica--I said, \
Old-Man Parker
This was made BEFORE there was that soft-ware that could adjust a singer's voice to match all the notes perfectly. New pop-songs sound very mechanical. For instance, those European  teen-aged, twin boys; \
PAUL LEVI
STILL LISTENING 2019 NEW YEARS DAY
Paul Cunningham
This was played at my wedding in 1987  Every man and his dog was up dancing! Sadly my lovely darling wife Teresa passed away in 2009. This will always remind me of what a great day that was. Forever missed, forever loved!
ROOKTABULA
The drummer in this clip was the drummer for The Alarm. Everytime we played this song, the crowd would lose it. Great track.
Raven
Could be in stranger things 3 being 1985 and all of that.............
Raven Q. Wallyss-Guiliani
There have been many attempts to describe the Generation that came in between the Boomers and GenX but I really feel that those born between 1959-1974 were the Cheated Generation. The brilliant last blip in this human era that had any hope for a future. But it was dashed by those who came before and those who came after were not equipped to salvage the bloody shreds of our genius. We were the Last Bards. And our World ended in 1989.
Ray Butler
And if and I mean if there is a time machine I would definitely get in it and go back to the 19 eighties and seventies I would be out of here peace out
Rene K
Who can pull off white skinny jeans, a do-rag, porcelain skin and that voice? Ian, that's who!
Rich Fleming
Ian Astbury puffy shirt = cool. Jerry Seinfeld puffy shirt = public flogging.
Richie B
The dancing is really hard to do without fucking up your legs/knees. Duh. This is a perfect video. Love watching it over and over.
Rob Salgado
Grand Turismo 3
Roland Boss Home Recording
some Tracks Refuse To Age 'its as Fresh as the day it was released Awesome' Rock.
San Diego
when we were Kids: \
Sandy Alentorn
My dad played The Cult since I can't even remember. We used to do airband in the car :)\nNow every time I listen to this beautiful song, it makes my heart smile. I feel like we are together again somehow... What a beautiful heritage he left me. He was the coolest dad. Thank you \u003c3
Sherry Smith
This song will always rock. Pure perfection
Simon Edwards
Fn great isn't it.
Super Kyle
Only problem with this song is it's impossible to play it loud enough
The Griffin
Never could do that dance. Always ended up kicking the shit out of the cat! Classic. And a ringtone for a very long time.
The wondering Englishman
The Fire in your eyes! Keeps me Alive!
Unicorn Stardust
Awesome how a song and youtube can bring us all together no matter where we're at on this planet!!!!!!!!!!
Vinny Padovano
the louder you play it...the better it sounds
Vinyl Fiend668
Gypsy-Goth and with small doses of \
WARDEN BOSS
Gran turismo 🎵🎵🎵
Willow Bark
Love this song....reminds me of getting dressed up & going out to the clubs with my boyfriend in The 80's!!! The hair, the clothes, the music!!
Yuri Spetsnaz
saw them in concert at the uptown theatre
Yuri Teixeira
From the very first to the last note, the perfect pop rock song.
brain hamster
i'm 112...and this song came out when i was a pre-sperm.\nstill though..i love this.
byraer thunberg
Probably did not make to to top ten due to Radio \
cheryl davis
Could his dancing be any more perfect for this song
doran44
Great drumming on this track from the very talented Mark Brzezicki of Big Country. Both The Cult and Big Country have so many great songs.R.I.P. Stuart Adamson.
jesse mfhallman
my dad always played this in the car when i was i kid, at the time i didn't really appreciate, until i got old enough to drink with my dad lol my dad and i would rock this shit at 3am on a friday, wasted out of our minds.
john king
Peace and war my friend. 'Love and hate it. You rock. Thank you. JK
justmadeit2
This is a song that when you hear it for the first time you know its a classic. Now give me a lot of credit damn you all ;)
kawasaki whip two
Ian Astbury. a combination of Jim Morrison,Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. but with much better dancing skills than all ...no?
laup yoccm
When I turn up the volume for this one on my tablet a little balloon pops up and asks \
luis rojas
the original Jack Sparrow Band .....new wave
maxeypad
Running over people to this song in GTA: Vice City was very gratifying.
mikayla emerson
GOING TO THEIR CONCERT TONIGHT HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM !!! They're touring with BUSH & STONE TEMPLE PILOTS !!!! woot woot. 2 1/2 hours until showtime !!! *gunk gunk gunk*
oof
let's just say, it was a different time.
scott lemoine
Listening to in 2018!!
srw92831
i turn 50 this year{gasp!} and the cult is still on my ipod
tommy nilsen
Look at the footwork...
yogaplaneresearchgroup
I liked these guys ok in the 80's, but watching now I can't believe how brilliant and timeless they were.
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Oh, the heads that turn\nMake my back burn\nAnd that heads that turn\nMake my back, make my back burnThe sparkle in your eyes\nKeeps me alive\nAnd the sparkle in your eyes\nKeeps me alive, keeps me aliveThe world\nAnd the world turns around\nThe world and the world yeah\nThe world drags me downOh, the heads that turn\nMake my back burn\nAnd that's heads that turn\nMake my back, make my back burn, yeah\nHey yeah hey, yeah heyThe fire in your eyes keeps me alive\nAnd the fire in your eyes keeps me alive\nInside her you'll find sanctuary\nInside her you'll find sanctuaryAnd the world the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me down\nAnd the world and the world the world turns around\nAnd the… And the world the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me down\nAnd the world and the world the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world and the world and the world\nAnd the world drags me downAh, hey yeah, hey yeah\nAnd the world and the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world\nYeah, the world drags me down\nAnd the world\nYeah, the world turns around\nAnd the world and the world the world drags me downHey yeah, hey yeah