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Guns N' Roses: Knockin' on Heaven's Door Meaning

Song Released: 1992


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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...

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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 5:29am report


    I interpret the song as a man who uses his guns and badges to protect him. So by his mother taking that away from him, he feels unsafe in the world, as if he is basically knocking on heavens door because so many dangerous things can happen in the world, such as death.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 20th, 2016 1:03pm report


    That's how Pat Garret felt after shooting Billy The Kid



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2014 2:53pm report


    The guns and the badge represent what the man is and what he has done in life. He can't carry the burdon of it all anymore, the end has come and he has chosen when and how to go.



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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2012 5:17pm report


    i interpret it as his fight is over bury him with all he has left he can no longer carry the burden of life



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    anonymous
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    May 29th, 2011 5:35pm report


    The song in my View is telling of how a Dying Deputy is saying to his mother that he can't do it anymore his day is done. bury him with his guns and take his badge off him as he can no longer serve as a deputy.




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