I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" tell the story of a man who has heard from someone else's gossip that his lover plans to leave him for another man. He expresses his shock and disappointment that she didn't tell him herself and questions whether the rumor is true. The chorus repeatedly emphasizes his heartbreak and disbelief that the relationship is coming to an end.


The song captures the essence of the pain that comes with betrayal and unexpected heartbreak. The man clearly loves his partner dearly and wishes that she had been more honest instead of leaving him to hear the news through the grapevine. The lyrics express his inner turmoil and anxiety, wondering if there is any hope of restoring their relationship.


Overall, the song is a poignant tribute to the devastating impact of rumors and gossip on people's lives. It highlights the importance of honesty and transparency in relationships, and the harm that can be caused by rumors and unchecked gossip.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooo I bet you're wonderin' how I knew
I sense that curiosity about how I knew what you were up to


'Bout your plans to make me blue
Your intentions to make me feel sad did not go unnoticed


With some other guy that you knew before
The person with whom you plan on spending time is someone you've known in the past


Between the two of us guys
Between the two of us, men


You know I loved you more
I express my love for you and convey that I had loved you more than the other guy ever could


It took me by surprise I must say
I must admit, I was caught off guard by this unexpected turn of events


When I found out yesterday
It was only yesterday that I discovered the truth about your intentions


Ooo I heard it through the grapevine
I heard rumors from other people about what you were planning


Not much longer would you be mine
I knew that it would not be long before we were no longer together


And I'm just about to lose my mind
I am consumed with emotion and very close to losing control


You know that a man ain't supposed to cry
Society has expectations that men do not cry


But these tears I can't hold inside
My emotions are too strong for me to keep from crying


Losin' you would end my life you see
The thought of losing you feels like it would be the end of my world


'Cause you mean that much to me
The reason that losing you would have such a profound impact is because of how much you mean to me


You could have told me yourself
It would have been better if you had been open and honest with me directly


That you found someone else
Instead of hearing about it from others, I should have heard it directly from you that you had found someone else


People say you believe half from what you see
The common belief is that people only believe half of what they see


Non non none from what you hear
But not a single thing from what they hear


I can't help being confused
I am struggling to make sense of everything that is happening


If it's true won't tell me here
If what I heard is true, you won't admit it to me directly


Do you plan to let me go
Do you intend on ending our relationship


For the other guy that you knew before?
Because of the other guy from your past


Ahh I heard it through the grapevine
I heard about your plan through rumors


And I'm just about to lose my mind, honey honey yeah
It is driving me crazy and I am very emotional and distraught about it


Ooo I heard it through the grapevine,
Again, I heard about your plan through rumors


Not much longer would you be mine
I knew that our relationship was coming to an end soon


Ooo I heard it through the grapevine,
Once again, I heard about your intentions through rumors


And I'm just about to lose my mind, honey honey yeah
It's incredibly difficult for me to cope with the knowledge of what you're planning, and it's making me very emotional




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong

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