Elvis Costello - "Black White World" lyrics

I was looking at the black and white world

It seemed so exciting
If youd only put me back to back with that girl

When the nights inviting

With just a little lighting

Therell never be days like that again
When I was just a boy and men were men

You never go from moment to moment
Youre the living double of a single fiction

Youre very colourful with your compliments

As you feel the fingers friction

Its a freeze-frame
Still its real life
You dont want to look

Cause youve seen the film and youve read the book

I was looking at the black and white world

Trying to name some pin-up
Those days she was just a beautiful girl

Now shes framed and hung up

I thought she was young
Up until I saw her last night in close detail
Though they all fade away when youre so pale

Its more than just a physical attraction

It starts with a face and ends up a fixation

But youre never gonna feel a fraction

Of the way it used to work on your imagination
When you were looking at the black and white world...