"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" as written by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield....
Ooo I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy that you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I loved you more
It took me by surprise I must say
When I found out yesterday
Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
And I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah

You know that a man ain't supposed to cry
But these tears I can't hold inside
Losin' you would end my life you see
'Cause you mean that much to me
You could have told me yourself
That you found someone else
Instead I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
And I'm just about to lose my mind

Honey, honey yeah

People say you believe half from what you see
Non non none from what you hear
I can't help being confused
If it's true won't tell me here
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy that you knew before?

Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
And I'm just about to loss my mind
Honey, honey, yeah

Ooo I heard it through the grapevine,
Not much longer would you be mine
Ooo I heard it through the grapevine,
And I'm just about to lose my mind

Ooo I heard it through the grapevine,
Not much longer would you be mine
Ahh I heard it through the grapevine,
And I'm just about to lose my mind, honey honey yeah


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"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" as written by Norman Whitfield Barrett Strong

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  • +2
    General Commenti love how he pronounces heard ("heyd").
    CSTon February 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe that CCR do a better job at singing this song than the almight Marvin Gaye. I think it sounds better with sung by CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    Outsideron June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome...even though it is 11:07 minutes long it never gets boring
    RyanAtTheBasson April 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this version and find it addictive. It is so dark and moody, it could be interpreted as a murder ballad....the longer the song goes on, the more the feeling of dread increases. You can just feel the singer's dismay turn toward anger.
    Mendalusa77on October 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWith the greatest respect to Marvin Gaye, who I also like, I agree with Outsider, this is better than the origional. I love the dark heavy guitar, the drumming and the vocals.
    I dont think it needs saying what this song is about, a guy finding out about his girlfriends wandering ways.
    Oceanic Gazeon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExactly, He found out that his girl was cheatin on him. that bitch
    vipergt196on October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree this versions better than the Marvin gaye version, which I never liked that much. Go Creedence.
    TaintedGloveon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of many great songs always on the radio.
    Rider_On_the_Stormon February 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like singing this song while driving up the grape vine. this is one of my favorite songs.
    subterranean_summeron November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Creedence, but that's bullshit. I doesn't get better than Marvin.
    UnpopularPoeton January 16, 2006   Link

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