Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"State of Grace" Intro & Lyrics

Yesterday Taylor previewed her song "State of Grace" from her new album "Red" on Good Morning America.

This is definitely another pop song.  It starts out with a beat, not a guitar.  When the guitar comes in it's an electric guitar.  It is more mellow than "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble."   After listening to it a couple of times I love this song.

In the preview Taylor said, "I wrote this song about when you first fall in love with someone the possibilities, kind of thinking about the different ways that it could go. It's a really big sound. To me, this sounds like the feeling of falling in love in an epic way. I hope you like it."

Who is this song about?

It is only a guess at this point, but I think it is about Conor Kennedy or Jake Gyllenhaal. We will have to see when the CD comes out next week and see what hints are in the lyric booklet.  In the first verse she talks about how life is just so fast, "Busy streets and busy lives/And all we know is touch and go."  Then in the next stanza she talks about how "never saw you coming."  She met Conor at a 4th of July Kennedy event.  She met Jake Gyllenhaal at Gwenth's Paltrow's house. Both of these are chance meetings. She mentions that they were alone "Up in your room and our slates are clean/Just twin fire signs, four blue eyes".  Jake definitely has blue eyes, Conors look hazel to me.  Who do you think it is about?

Click here for the updated meaning of "State of Grace".

State of Grace Lyrics (Red Album)

I’m walking fast through the traffic lights
Busy streets and busy lives
And all we know is touch and go
We are alone with our changing minds
We fall in love till it hurts or bleeds or fades in time

And I never saw you coming
And I’ll never be the same

You come around and the armor falls
Pierce the room like a cannonball
Now all we know... is don't let go
We are alone just you and me
Up in your room, and our slates are clean
Just twin fire signs, four blue eyes
So you were never a saint
And I’ve loved in shades of wrong
We learn to live with the pain
Mosaic broken hearts
But this love is brave and wild

And I never saw you coming
And I’ll never be the same

This is a state of grace
This is the worthwhile fight
Love is a ruthless game
Unless you play it good and right
These are the hands of fate
You're my Achilles heel
This is the golden age of something good and right and real

And I never saw you coming
And I’ll never be the same
And I never saw you coming
And I’ll never be the same

This is a state of grace
This is the worthwhile fight
Love is a ruthless game
Unless you play it good and right

2 comments:

  1. I'm tempted to say Jake Gyllenhaal. Only reason I say that is the line "twin fire signs, four blue eyes." Through a tiny bit of online creeping I found out Jake's birthday is in December, just a few days away from Taylor's, whereas Conor's is in July... Both birthdays would make the guys have "fire signs" (Leo and Sagittarius) but I think Jake's birthday being just 6 days away from Taylor's might make her call them "twin" fire signs.

    Just a thought. Love your blog!

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    1. I couldn't figure out the twin signs, but that makes a lot of sense. Yes this song is probably more about Jake than Conor. Thanks!

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