Who Sang Black and White World? Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Elvis Costello & The Attractions Get Happy!! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-2-15
length: 1:57
producer: Nick Lowe
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...

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love for Tender
  • 2 Opportunity
  • 3 The Imposter
  • 4 Secondary Modern
  • 5 King Horse
  • 6 Possession
  • 7 Man Called Uncle
  • 8 Clowntime Is Over
  • 9 New Amsterdam
  • 10 High Fidelity
  • 11 I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
  • 12 Black and White World
  • 13 5ive Gears in Reverse
  • 14 B Movie
  • 15 Motel Matches
  • 16 Human Touch
  • 17 Beaten to the Punch
  • 18 Temptation
  • 19 I Stand Accused
  • 20 Riot Act