"I Hear You Knocking" as written by and Dave/king Bartholomew....
You went away and left me long time ago
Now you're knocking on my door
I hear you knocking, but you can't come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been

I begged you not to go but you said goodbye
And now you're telling me all your lies
I hear you knocking, but you can't come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been, oh yeah

You better get back to your used-to-be
'Cause you're kinda love ain't good for me
I hear you knocking, but you can't come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been

I told you way back in Fifty-two
That I would never go with you
I hear you knocking but you can't come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been


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"I Hear You Knocking" as written by Dave Bartholomew Pearl King

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    General CommentRhythm guitars hold you in, keep you tight, no freedom - listen close & try not to let your feet groove - lead guitar lets you fly - slide & slide away
    nagromnaion February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! I first heard it in "The Lovely Bones" and found it only a while ago. This song is awesome!
    Ex0duson June 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgreat little heard rock song
    brownekillsspringon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdamn good song cover of an old blues songs
    kfe2on November 25, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThese lyrics could just as easily be about the Devil, or a faithless lover, a demon in woman form. The narrator is saying, Get thee behind me and don't tempt me any more. The Devil is the Prince of Lies, and this woman is full of promises and lies like the Devil. You keep knocking at the door of my heart but I won't let you in again. Go back where you been...go back to Hell.

    I love southern bluesy lyrics where the Devil wanders in. Like Edgar Allen Poe's Raven, he keeps knocking at your door!
    Esmerodoon October 23, 2017   Link

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