I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Lyrics: Strong, Whitfield
Music: Strong, Whitfield

Soundchecked by the Dead on 23 March 1986 but never played at a show.

Oo, I bet you're wond'ring 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 love you more
It took me by surprise, I must say
When I found out yesterday

Chorus
I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Oo, 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

[chorus]

People say "believe half of what you see,
And some or none of what you hear"
I can't help bein' 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

[chorus]


Recordings
None by the Dead. The version by Marvin Gaye is widely available, as are covers by many others.