Black & White World

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Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk/New Wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image". more »


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1989
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I was looking at the black and white world
It seemed so exciting
If you'd only put me back to back with that girl
When the night's inviting

With just a little lighting
There'll never be days like that again
When I was just a boy and men were men
You never go from moment to moment

You're the living double of a single fiction
You're very colorful with your compliments
As you feel the finger's friction
It's a freeze-frame
Still it's real life
You don't want to look
'Cause you've seen the film and you've 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 she's 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 you're so pale
It's more than just a physical attraction
It starts with a face and ends up a fixation
But you're 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
When you were looking at the black and white world
When you were looking at the
When you were looking at the black and white world
When you were looking at the black and white world
When you were looking at the black and white world
When you were looking at the black and white world
When you were looking, when you were looking at
When you were looking at the black and white world

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Written by: ELVIS COSTELLO

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