be knocking on heaven's door

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be knocking on heaven's door

To be dying; to be approaching or very close to death (i.e., about to be admitted into the afterlife). My grandfather fought a good fight against his stomach cancer, but I'm afraid he's knocking on heaven's door now.
See also: door, knock, on
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Make You Feel My Love becomes a late-night jazz piano ballad, and Knockin' On Heaven's Door suits Ferry's vocal style well.
It went on to become a worldwide hit and launched Randy on a successful solo career with hits such as the smooth ballad One Day I'll Fly Away and her inimitable rendering of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
Daly took a break from a practice session for today's Open to play Bob Dylan's Knockin' on Heaven's Door in front of 300 fans.
Likewise, covering Knockin' On Heaven's Door could have been unbearably maudlin, but Zevon steers clear on the obvious wallow to give it a resigned but defiant tone that shows him going out on his feet not his knees even if (as on Numb As A Statue) his voice may sometimes falter.
Then during their War tour in 1983, he beckoned me on stage and play Knockin' on Heaven's Door with him.
Tapes of Knockin' on Heaven's Door are on offer for pounds 1 - even though its recommended price in the shops is pounds 2.
The star-studded group of buskers belted out a number of hits including the John Lennon festive classic Happy Christmas (War Is Over) and a version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
Other tracks included on the album are Blowin' In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin', Subterranean Homesick Blues, Mr Tambourine Man, Like A Rolling Stone, Maggie's Farm, Positively 4th Street, Just Like A Woman, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, All Along The Watchtower, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Tangled Up In Blue, Hurricane, Make You Feel My Love, Things Have Changed, Someday Baby, Forever Young.
However, even to the non-Dylan fans, the 60s icon's tracks Knockin' on Heaven's Door and Simple Twist of Fate still went down well.
Daly took a break from practice for today's Open to play Bob Dylan's Knockin' on Heaven's Door in front of 300 fans.
And Avril Lavigne's Knockin' On Heaven's Door is just a shameless sales ploy.
The judges instead chose to keep Ruth Lorenzo, 25, who sang Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door in the final sing-off.
He has penned more than 450 classics such as Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are A Changin', Like A Rolling Stone and Knockin' on Heaven's Door.
Stirling-based songwriter Ted Christopher re-wrote the words of the 1974 hit Knockin' On Heaven's Door, which Dylan allowed 14 local children to record for free, after Ted and John Crozier, whose daughter Emma died in the 1996 primary school shooting, secured a deal.
Joining them was musician Ted Christopher, who released a Dunblane version of Knockin' On Heaven's Door in the aftermath of the tragedy.