"Oh Sherrie" as written by and R. Goodrum S. Perry....
You should've been gone
Knowing how I made you feel
And I should've been gone
After all your words of steel
Oh I must've been a dreamer
And I must've been someone else
And we should've been over

Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on

But I want to let go
You'll go on hurtin' me
You'd be better off alone
If I'm not who you thought I'd be

But you know that there's a fever
Oh that you'll never find nowhere else
Can't you feel it burnin' - on-and-on

Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on
Oh Sherrie

But I should've been gone
Long ago, far away
And you should've been gone
Now I know just why you stay

Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on

Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on


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"Oh Sherrie" as written by R. Goodrum S. Perry

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  • +1
    General CommentHey i was named after this song! i know, i know, NO ONE CARES, but thats ok. This song really gets on my nerves though, and yes Journey is nothing without Steve.

    *~Sherrie*~
    bodaciousbia84on September 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You should've been gone!"

    Wow. The world stops when that line drops.
    Derek8581on February 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like how Steve Perry does more yelling than singing
    jordand33on May 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about two people whose love overcomes the obstacles in their relationship.
    bigbadbearon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSherrie, your name rules! Steve Perry is awesome w/ or w/o Journey. This is my favorite song by him alone. Gotta love the synth intro at the beginning. That's what I liked about Journey anyway.
    pianomanon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, pianoman. This isn't my fav song by him (Foolish Heart is my fav by him solo). I thought this song was about his gf at the time or exgf.. whichever. That's cool to be named after a song :-)
    pheebgirlon May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song doesn't mean a whole lot to me, besides its significance in the movie basketball, trey and matt, really know how to get the laughs.
    hailtokidamnesiacon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts obvious that he wrote this song for a girl named Sherrie.

    Song hits home for me...
    Dixierecton April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song. A lot of deep feeling. I reminds me in the position I'm in right now. I feel like I'm still reminded of the pain this person put me thru and might continue to put me thru which confuses the heck out of me. But the "What if?" factor always sits in the back of my mind and when I really think about it I can't deny this feeling of how connected I feel towards him and how much I care for him.
    liplockdeath8on October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just recently found Perry's album with this and several other great songs. Listening to it brings back plenty of memories. I've always thought that this song meant that a boyfriend was being a real pain to his girlfriend (Sherrie), and yet she stayed with him, even when he thought she should leave because of him.
    Yup, great song.
    thistlewhistleron March 29, 2009   Link

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