Ooh, bet you're wonderin' how I knew
'Bout your plan 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

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

People say, "You hear from what you see
Not, not, not from what you hear"
I can't help but being confused
If it's true, won't you tell me, dear?
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy that you knew before?

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

Ooh-ooh, I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Ooh-ooh, I heard it through the grapevine
And I'm just about to lose my mind
Ooh-ooh, I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Ooh-ooh, 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 Lyrics as written by Barrett Strong Norman Whitfield

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  • +3
    General Comment

    i love how he pronounces heard ("heyd").

    CSTon February 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    "Heard it through the grapevine" is an expression that comes from the way a grapevine spreads. When a rumor is started, it spreads quickly and widely, like a grapevine

    GAknightgolfer22on July 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I 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 Comment

    This song is awesome...even though it is 11:07 minutes long it never gets boring

    RyanAtTheBasson April 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I 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 Comment

    With 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 Comment

    Exactly, He found out that his girl was cheatin on him. that bitch

    vipergt196on October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree this versions better than the Marvin gaye version, which I never liked that much. Go Creedence.

    TaintedGloveon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    One of many great songs always on the radio.

    Rider_On_the_Stormon February 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I like singing this song while driving up the grape vine. this is one of my favorite songs.

    subterranean_summeron November 12, 2005   Link

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