Marvin Gaye /

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Ooh, I bet you're wond'rin' how I knew
'bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy 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
Dontcha know that I

Heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Oh I heard it through the grapevine
Oh I'm just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey yeah
(Heard it through the grapevine)
(Not much longer would you be my baby, ooh, ooh, ooh)

I know 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 love someone else
Instead I

Heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Oh I heard it through the grapevine
And I'm just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey yeah
(Heard it through the grapevine)
(Not much longer would you be my baby, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

People say believe half of what you see
Son, and none of what you hear
But I can't help bein' confused
If it's true please tell me dear
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy you loved before?
Dontcha know I

Heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Baby I heard it through the grapevine
Ooh I'm just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey yeah
(Heard it through the grapevine)
(Not much longer would you be my baby, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Honey, honey, I know
That you're lettin' me go
Said I heard it through the grapevine

Марвин Пенц Гэй младший (англ. Marvin Pentz Gaye, Jr.; 2 апреля 1939, Вашингтон — 1 апреля 1984, Лос-Анжелес) — американский певец, аранжировщик, музыкант-мультиинструменталист, автор песен и музыкальный продюсер, наряду со Стиви Уандером стоявший у истоков современного ритм-энд-блюза. Погиб во время семейной ссоры от руки отца за день до своего сорокапятилетия. При создании Зала славы рок-н-ролла (1987) в нём было увековечено и имя Марвина Гэя.

Прозванный «князем Мотауна», Гэй эволюционировал от лёгкого мотауновского ритм-энд-блюза к изысканному соулу альбомов «What's Going On» (1971) и «Let’s Get It On» (1973), которые считаются его шедеврами. В числе первых он превратил ритм-энд-блюз из лёгкого развлекательного жанра в способ художественного самовыражения, позволявший ему доносить личную боль и политические взгляды до миллионов слушателей.