"West End Girls" is a song by pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe and was their first hit, reaching number one in the US and UK in 1986.
The lyrics were written in the early 1980s. The title and refrain refer to London's divide between the traditional and working class East End and the cosmopolitan, consumer-driven West End.
The lyric "From Lake Geneva to the Finland Station" refers to…
Sometimes you're better off dead
There's gun in your hand and it's pointing at your head