Greta Van Fleet - "My Way, Soon" (Live at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)




The Battle at Garden's Gate is the second studio album by American rock band Greta Van Fleet. It is scheduled for release on April 16, 2021. The album's first single, "My Way, Soon", was released ahead of the album in Ocober 2020, and topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in January 2021.


Early 2019 commentary from the band on the album noted that it would be thematically have a "more worldly" feel than their prior work, inspired by the band's seeing the world through touring. Additionally, they aimed to create "an evolution to their sound" after their prior album received a lot of commentary, both positive and negative, of being very similar to the work of Led Zepellin.


Upon the reveal of the album's name of The Battle at Garden's Gate in late 2020, they expanded on the themes, noting that it was "definitely a biblical reference" but that the album expanded well beyond that, into the idea of "ancient civilizations" and "parallel universe[s]". The band explores the Human experience, and how religion and war affect it. The album was described as more dark, cinematic, and complicated than their prior album. Seeing dark instances of poverty and famine while touring inspired its more dire sound





Lyrics


I've seen many people

There are so many people

Some are much younger people

And some are so old


I've seen many places

There are so many places

And where are the people going

Will they choose the road


I've packed my bags and I've got my freedom

I've sacked the rules so I don't have to heed them

I'll bet on a chance if I've just got one

I'll throw out the plans and live with no burden


I have but a lifetime

Seems so long but it flies by

And in the moments passing

I'll bear no load


I have yet to wander

Many miles far yonder

And with so much left to ponder

I choose the road


I've packed my bags and I've got my freedom

I've sacked the rules so I don't have to heed them

I'll bet on a chance if I've just got one

I'll throw out the plans and live with no burden


I've packed my bags and I've got my freedom

I've sacked the rules so I don't have to heed them

I'll bet on a chance if I've just got one

I'll throw out the plans and live with no burden