Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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Lyrics

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin' dark, too dark for me to see
I feel 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 long black cloud is comin' down
I feel 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


Credits

Performances

This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he recorded it with Flip City in 1975 and performed it in concert with Roger McGuinn on two occasions: 1998-10-24 and 2001-05-11.

Recordings

  • Bob Dylan, A-side of single and on Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, 1973
  • Eric Clapton, A-side of single, 1975
  • Roger McGuinn, on Roger McGuinn & Band, 1975
  • Television, on The Blow-Up, 1982
  • Jerry Garcia, on Run For The Roses, 1982
  • The Alarm, on Spirit Of '76, 1985
  • Sandy Denny, on Who Knows Where The Time Goes, 1986
  • Randy Crawford, on Rich And Poor, 1989
  • Guns N' Roses, on Use Your Illusion II, 1991
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Dolly Parton, on Heavenly, 1997
  • Wyclef Jean, on Masquerade, 2002
  • Avril Lavigne, on Warchild: Hope, 2003
  • Warren Zevon, on The Wind, 2003

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