(How The Hell) Do We Get Away With It is a 1993 parody of The Pet Shop Boys' song, "Go West". It criticises the Boys for writing silly lyrics and wearing ridiculous clothing, but it also manages to sneakily deliver some blows to other figures in the media.
The Pet Shop Boys themselves responded to the song with good humour, and said they found it funny.
There are many unanswered questions in the universal sphere
Does life have any meaning? I wonder why we're here
Is there some higher power? Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Dunno but there's one question that baffles us the most
How the hell do we keep getting away with this
How the hell did I make a career as a vocalist
How the hell can we keep getting away with murder
How the hell can our clothes get any absurder
How the hell can all our songs be quite so duff
How the hell can anyone actually like this stuff
How the hell can this old cobblers ever become a hit
How the hell do we get away with it?
The great Bermuda triangle's a mystery to be sure
People vanish quicker there than prisoners from Group 4
We can't answer the poser "how many grains of sand"
But there are many riddles of which we must demand
How the hell can Kate Moss keep on getting any thinner
How the hell can any woman fancy Michael Winner
How the hell can Major say he'll do away with class
How the hell can anyone stick a hamster up their arse
How the hell can any sane man laugh at Hale & Pace
How the hell can you not wanna smack me in the face
How the hell can people stand for such a lot of shit
How the hell do we get away with it!