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"Edge of Darkness" is the second track from Greta Van Fleet's double EP, From the Fires.

Background[]

The song was one of the newest from the EP, written about nine months before its official release, around January/February.[1]

About the song[]

The song's sound was described as blues rock[2], with "bouncing bass", "backbone drums", "inpressive" guitar solos and stretching vocals.[3]

Lirically, it finds the band longing for peace, love and meaning.[4] About its meaning, Josh Kiszka explained it's "the bravery behind the compassion that we feel for each other. One of the lyrics is I've got love in my heart, and I think, as a global community, it's a spiritual thing to share all that we have together. Giving love is giving power."[5]

In an interview to PopMatters, Jake Kiszka was asked about the meaning of the line "All my brothers we stand for the peace of the land", he explained, "I guess it's subject to interpretation. But I think the initial idea with that was that, as brothers we stand for the peace of land. And that was for the good of the Earth, and for man. And all those lessons of peace, and love, and unity, that was something that he had said. And it was sort of advocating that peace, love, and unity."[6]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Every day is a new day
Every way is a new way
On the edge of darkness
Finding out what it means to love
And to think we've found the time

[Chorus]
All my brothers we stand
For the peace of the land
Is there meaning?
Ohhh, I've got love in my heart
For an army apart
I am bleeding

All my brothers we stand
For the peace of the land
Is there meaning?
Ohhh, I've got love in my heart
For an army apart
I am bleeding

[Verse 2]
Always searching for love
Always searching for light
What the world is made of
When I'm thinking it's right
And to think we've found the time

[Chorus]
All my brothers we stand
For the peace of the land
Is there meaning?
Ohhh, I've got love in my heart
For an army apart
I am bleeding

All my brothers we stand
For the peace of the land
Is there meaning?
Ohhh, I've got love in my heart
For an army apart
I am bleeding

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

Ohhh, I've got love in my heart
For army apart I am bleeding

[Chorus]
All my brothers we stand
For the peace of the land
Is there meaning?
Ohhh, I've got love in my heart
For an army apart
I am bleeding

Is there meaning?
My brothers we stand
For the peace of the land

All my brothers we stand
For the peace of the land
I'm bleeding

Official Audio[]

Edge_Of_Darkness

Edge Of Darkness

Critical Reception[]

Rock and Blues Muse praised the song, saying "“Edge…” breathes and pulses with the adventurous and wandering, yet pointed bass lines of Sam Kiszka and the appropriately heavy-handed drumming of Danny Wagner. I especially love the breakdown, where Jake’s guitar initiates the riff line for eight measures before he’s joined by Sam’s bass to double up on the riff for eight more measures, followed by Wagner’s four measure, chocked full of thunder drum fill. All that leads to a spectacular outro, with Josh’s vocals leading the charge."[7]

References[]

Greta Van Fleet
About Greta Van FleetJosh KiszkaJake KiszkaSam KiszkaDanny Wagner
Albums Anthem of the Peaceful ArmyThe Battle at Garden's Gate
EPs Black Smoke RisingFrom the Fires
Singles Highway TuneSafari SongWhen the Curtain FallsWatching OverLover, LeaverAnthemYou're the OneAlways ThereMy Way, SoonAge of MachineHeat AboveBroken Bells
Studio Covers A Change Is Gonna ComeMeet on the LedgeRolling in the DeepThe Jean Genie
Tours March of the Peaceful Army
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