Mama take this badge from me
I can't use it any more
It's getting dark too dark to see
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Mama put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them any more
That cold black cloud is comin' down
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-knockin' on heaven's door
Kn-knockin' on heaven's door
"You just better start sniffin' your own
rank subjugation jack `cause it's just you
against your tattered libido, the bank and
the mortician, forever man and it wouldn't
be luck if you could get out of life alive"
Kn-kn-knockin' on heaven's door


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Knockin' on Heaven's Door song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentmeans to think about what you are doing before its too late and you do something stupid
    tomekeron February 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentknock knock...
    hope it opens!:-)
    jimmysgirlon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't care what it's about, it's better than Bob Dylans version. GN'R does some great cover tunes.
    EvilLawyeron October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best version of this song. Its been covered about a million times but G 'N' R does the best version. All this drug bullshit is so stupid. just becuz guns n roses did drugs, you immediately assume that it has to be about drugs? Thats total bull. Aerosmith did drugs and theyve written some pretty cool shit non realated to drugs since then.
    Mr Bojangleson June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAll of you are morons. Not every great song has to have some deep internal meaning. This song is originally by Bob Dylan MADE FOR A MOVIE called "Pat Garret & Billy the Kid". In the movie, a dying cop realizes he will never get to use his badge or gun again. Wake up people!
    mjasong1on October 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclassic, lol
    dr.jacobon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song.
    vandalizedon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits abt getting high on drugs and knockin' on heaven's door means you're so high u think tt's what u're doing...sick shit..great tune..my band jams this tune all the time..classic rock,just like good wine..better with age
    dariofooon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe gnr version of this song is somehow always playing at momentous occasions in my life. i think knocking on heavens door is like looking god, death, life in the eye, and saying fuck it, i will do my thing and fuck the consequences. always teetering on the edge, and proceeding nonetheless. a great way to live.
    btw--is "dariofoo" a reference to dario fo, the italian performance artist?
    deepredon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnope it isnt
    dariofooon July 22, 2002   Link

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