Billy Joel - State of Grace Lyrics

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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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 8 in album Storm Front
    release date: 1989-10-4
    popularity : 102 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:31
    producer: Mick Jones and Billy Joel
    drums: Liberty DeVitto
    piano: Billy Joel
    lead vocals: Billy Joel
    mixer: Jay Healy
    engineer: Jay Healy
    guitars: David Brown
    background vocals: Joe Lynn Turner, Mick Jones and Ian Lloyd
    organ: Billy Joel
    mastering: Ted Jensen
    synthesizer: Jeff Jacobs
    bass guitar: Schuyler Deale
    assistant engineer: Tim Crish, Joe Pirerra, Dana Becker, Suzanne Hollander, Gary Solomon and David Dorn
    solo guitar: Mick Jones
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644436624
    script: Latin