originally by Bob Dylan

Mama, take this badge off of me,
I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin' dark, 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, take these guns away from me,
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is followin' me,
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

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    General Commenti think this is an anti war song. and the young soldier feels as though he is pushing his limit of life, and he is only a few steps from death. he is realizing his way of life was not what it should be.
    if you like this song, i reccomend "the general" by dispatch
    irisheyes4683on June 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI haven't heard this version of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Though I'm surprised that no one mentioned it's a Bob Dylan song.
    stoolhardyon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat is it with this no talent ass clown and ruining GNR songs?
    davidleerothon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat is it with this no talent ass clown and ruining GNR songs?
    davidleerothon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhats up with this bitch ruinning songs like she owns them ... wow ... Fuck her
    life_less_daveon February 14, 2006   Link

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