Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin' dark, much too dark to see
I feel like I'm knocking on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Mama, wipe the blood from my face
I'm sick and tired of the war
Don't know if it's night or if it's the sun rising high
Scared of knockin' on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door


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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentAntony is an angel.
    His verson is just brilliant
    I'm crying!

    =']
    Narayanon June 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's from "I'm not there" OST, obviously another Bob Dylan, or should I say "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" cover. In my opinion the best version of this song ever recored, Antony Hegarty's voice really gives you the feeling of desperation and hopelessness.
    doqtoron May 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful, hopeless, soul-filling
    this was how the song was meant to be, not jacked with guitar, drums, and hollering
    HiOnMusicon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with dogtor.. best cover version ever recorded. the original and this, is the only version i like.
    lemona9on August 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso amazingly beautiful. i dont think the lyrics need to be explained. A son, sick of life, trouble and all that exists within. He's done, he's fed up and ready to give up and his only salvation is his love for his mother. He reaches out to her, to gain, the only person who matter, opinion.

    tears roll down my face as i write this. so so beautifuk
    dominyaon May 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i listened to this song, i pictured a man who is just tired and sick of life. He doesn´t exactly wants to die but he doesn´t want to live either.
    andrea1063on September 08, 2015   Link

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