''I've always been a huge fan of the Village People, and I thought 'Go West' would suit Neil's voice. When the Village People sung about a gay utopia it seemed for real, but looking back in hindsight it wasn't the utopia they all thought it would be.'' - Chris Lowe
''I think 'the promised land' bit is good, because I'd isolated what the core of the song is - it's about finding a promised land. Some of the other lyncs are mine, only because I could never be bothered to work out what the Village People were singing.'' - Neil Tennant
''It's also incredible that it ended up as such a big football anthem. Who would have thought that an obscure Village People song covered by the Pet Shop Boys would become the song of football. It's fantastic. I think it's our greatest achievement.'' - Chris Lowe
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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