Knockin' on heaven's door by Guns and Roses

Knockin' on Heaven's Door is a song originally written and sung by Bob Dylan, but there are many artists who have covered it, including Guns n' Roses . This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Knockin' on heaven's door by Guns and Roses


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: Knockin' on heaven's door
  • Album: Use Your Illusion II
  • Date of release: 1991
  • Genre: Hard rock, blues rock
  • Writer: Bob Dylan

Interesting information about the song

The song describes the collapse of a deputy sheriff; dying from a bullet wound, he tells his wife:

"Mama, take this badge off of me; I can't use it anymore."

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • Mama take this badge from me
    I can't use it anymore
    It's getting dark too dark to see
  • Mama put my guns in the ground
    I can't shoot them anymore
    That cold black cloud is comin' down

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here