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...

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What do you think is the meaning of Black & White World by Elvis Costello?