Name of piece: Knocking On Heaven's Door Performer: Bob Dylan Composer: Bob Dylan Source: Last.fm Call Number: N/A Comments: The instruments used in this song are the human voice, the acoustic guitar, the drums, a bass, and the harmonica. Bob Dylan uses the harmonica in many of his songs and it is a kind of signature for his style. The genre that this song would be in would be folk/rock. The song is almost a mournful song and has many minor chord progressions that add to the effect of this song being slightly sad. The use of chords to add to the mood is amplified by the simplicity of the lyrics. There are two verses and the rest is the chorus of "Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door". This song makes me think that maybe it is about war and how a soldier grows so tired of it and the fact that he is almost always about to die or that he is always "knocking on heaven's door". It makes me think maybe he is talking about soldiers when he says "Mama put my guns in the ground, I can't shoot them anymore".