Mama take this badge from me
I can't use it anymore
It's getting dark too dark to see
Feels like 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, eh yeah

Ooh, oh, oh yeah
Oh yeah

Mama put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That cold black cloud is comin' down
Feels like 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, oh yeah
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door, eh, eh yeah

(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)

Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
Hey, hey, hey, yeah (knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door)
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
Ooh, yeah (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
(Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door)
Whoa-whoa, yeah
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door, oh yeah
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door
Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door, wow oh yeah


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Knockin' On Heaven's Door Lyrics as written by Bob Dylan

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  • +6
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    means to think about what you are doing before its too late and you do something stupid

    tomekeron February 13, 2002   Link
  • +6
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    All 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
  • +5
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    this 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
  • +2
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    knock knock... hope it opens!:-)

    jimmysgirlon May 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    classic, lol

    dr.jacobon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    I 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
  • +2
    General Comment

    it means when you die it get dark and you be he in heaven and you will be knocking heavens door. It has also a different meaning to me i lost family member and this song reminds me of him

    joe1170561on September 16, 2014   Link
  • +2
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    i listened to Bob Marley's version i couldn't understand what he was saying

    joe1170561on September 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
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    i really like this song.

    vandalizedon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    its 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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