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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

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
Knock-knock-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"

Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door



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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 1:16 am
    Life beats you down, and your too tired to get back up, you want to give up on everything and move on. Its a tale of extreme hardship
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    Written by bob dylan & was released on the 'pat garrett & billy the kid' album on 4th jan (my birthday) 1974. To me it means, a male wild west marshall (hence guns & not gun) that has been shot & therefore prematurely retiring from the business, & life. As for the added lyrics by g n' r, nuff said!
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    jenmc3Nov 25, 2010 at 1:48 am
    I think its about someone who is looking for God and they are really desparate to find him. And the person is really scared because they just want to know why things happen. The person is a good person, but is so tired of wandering around with no reason. The person told God awhile back you win, but at times is begging God to listen.
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    Knocking on heaven"s door is a very beautful song . We play this song at this frunerl 8 years ago he was 21 . Love this song it mends alot to me.
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    It sounds like a law man is close to dying and he is quickly fading away so he is asking his mama to take his guns and bury them because he may have done wrong to others. At the end of the song someone else is telling the law man that he better face his own submission of being subdued because he is facing bad sex drive, money owed to the bank and the mortician forever so he couldnt be lucky enough to die without paying the price.

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