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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 She Sells Sanctuary 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.

The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the ancient drugs
Lick my bagpipes.
Original Lyrics:
Oh the heads that turn
Make my back burn.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the Texas sun
Makes my back burn.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, those heads that turn
Make my back burn.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
My tax return
Makes my back burn.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, the heads that turn
Make my back burn.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, paper bag burn
And those heads that turn, paper bag, paper bag, aaag!
Original Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, make my back burn
And those heads that turn, make my back, make my back burn.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Paint my back, paint my back black.
Original Lyrics:
Make my back, make my back burn.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Texas sun
Takes me back.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, those heads that turn
Make my back burn.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
The smoke killing your ice
Keeps me alight.
Original Lyrics:
The sparkle in your eyes
Keeps me alive.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
They always take me back,
Paperback, paperback crime!
Original Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, make my back burn
And those heads that turn, make my back, make my back burn.
WHAT ON EARTH DOES THIS GUY SINGING, HAVE IN HIS FRIGGING MOUTH! Honestly, the whole F-ing song is a Mondegreen. I like the beat of it, the instruments...his voice is even OK. What the HELL is he even saying, though! The actual lyrics are not only a big load of shyte, but prove that ANY ONE OF US can make millions in the music industry if we only put forth the effort.
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, those exit signs make my bagpipe
And those exit signs, make my bag, make my bagpipe
Original Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, make my back burn
And those heads that turn, make my back, make my back burn.

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