Leaving

Album: Elysium (2012)
Charted: 44

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from Pet Shop Boys eleventh album, Elysium. Originally it was two different songs before the pair combined them together.
  • Singer Neil Tennant admitted to The Sun that he was initially concerned about the song's morbid content, until his Pet Shop partner, Chris Lowe, reassured him. "I was worried about the lyrics being death until Chris pointed out the first line of 'West End Girls' is 'sometimes you're better off dead,'" he said. "It's partly influenced by my parents both dying in the two or three years before this."

Comments: 1

  • Sfwriters from West Hartford, CtLove and death and hope. This song has it all, but still trying to discern what it all means.
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