When taylor swift released her album RED, she wanted to explore a new sound that would be a departure from her country pop roots. The resulting song, "State of Grace," received acclaim from contemporary critics as a showcase for her broader artistry.
Its lyrics are a direct reference to her past relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. The line, "Just twin fire signs, four blue eyes" is a reference to her astrological sign of Sagittarius and the actor's zodiac sign of Pisces.
The song also has religious and mythological significance. The song mentions the idea of salvation, and that falling in love is a fated event.
During the song, Swift mentions how she had been worn down by the ruthless game of love, stating that it left her scarred and jaded. However, she has found a "fated" love that will change her forever and will bring her happiness.
She also uses the religious concept of a "state of grace," which is a place free from sin. This is a reference to the idea of a "golden age" wherein someone will be happy.
In addition to the above, 'State of Grace' is also a song about the beginnings of a relationship. It is the fourth promotional single from her album RED and was produced by Nathan Chapman.
The song's production includes chiming, feedback-drenched guitars and pounding drums. It was released as a single in October 2012, and is one of eight songs that Taylor wrote for the album.