State of Grace Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 12 in album Storm Front
release date: 1989-10-4
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
length: 4:31
assistant engineer: David Dorn, Suzanne Hollander, Gary Solomon, Dana Becker, Joe Pirerra, Tim Crish
engineer: Jay Healy
drums: Liberty DeVitto
guitars: David Brown
guitar: Mick Jones
solo instrument: Mick Jones
bass guitar: Schuyler Deale
piano: Billy Joel
organ: Billy Joel
synthesizer: Jeff Jacobs
mastering: Ted Jensen
mix: Jay Healy
producer: Mick Jones, Billy Joel
background vocals: Ian Lloyd, Joe Lynn Turner, Mick Jones
lead vocals: Billy Joel

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There you go, slipping away into a state of grace
I know the look that comes across your face
It's so familiar to me
Here I am, trying to keep you in my line of sight
I'm never certain that you read me right
Sometimes you don't want to see me

Here we are, both of us know we're in love
But that isn't always enough
I never could rise above it all, down I fall

But darling there you go, slipping away into a state of grace
Granted, this world is not a perfect place
Still it's the world that I'm in
Here I am talking while
You don't hear a word I say
Knowing you're watching me from far away
Somewhere that I've never been

Don't you see, you lived a different life than me
It don't mean you have to be afraid of how
We're not the same, don't leave me now

But darling there you go, slipping away

How can I get you to stay where you are
Keep you from going too far
Holding you here is so hard to do
I'm losing you

And darling there you go, slipping away into a state of grace
Drifting away into your sacred place
Someplace that I've never been
There you go, slipping away, slipping away into a state of grace
There you go, slipping away into a state of grace
Yeah, drifting away into that sacred place

There you go, slipping away

Track Listing

  • 1 That's Not Her Style
  • 2 We Didn't Start the Fire
  • 3 The Downeaster "Alexa"
  • 4 I Go to Extremes
  • 5 Shameless
  • 6 Storm Front
  • 7 Leningrad
  • 8 State of Grace
  • 9 When in Rome
  • 10 And So It Goes