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West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys
Writer(s) Neil Tennant
Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Bobby Orlando

"West End Girls" is a song by British pop duo Pet Shop Boys, originally from their 1986 debut album Please. Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, the song was released twice as a single. It is a synthpop song, influenced by hip hop music. The lyrics focus on class, and inner-city pressure, and were inspired by T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land. It was generally well received by contemporary music critics and has been frequently cited as a highlight in the duo's career.
Lady Gaga performed this song, alongside the Pet Shop Boys and Brandon Flowers at the 2009 BRIT Awards. All of Gaga's vocals during this performance were done in harmony with Brandon Flowers, with their only lyrics being the backing "How far have you been?" backing line.

Performances

Dates Location Channel Globe-green

Lyrics

Too many shadows, whispering voices
Faces on posters, too many choices
If, when, why, what, how much have you got?
Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how often?
And which do you choose, a hard or soft option?
(Wow far have you been?)

In a West End town, a dead-end world
The East End boys and West End girls
In a West End town, a dead-end world
The East End boys and West End girls
West End girls
West End girls
West End girls
(How far have you been?)

Girls
West End girls
(How far have you been?)

Girls
West End Girls

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