Carly Simon Finally Reveals Who Is So Vain

385 carlysimon Carly Simon Finally Reveals Who Is So Vain
Or does she? After 38 years of fans guessing who was the subject of Carly Simon’s song “You’re So Vain”, some clues may be emerging on a reworked version of the hit. The new version shows up with backwards masking on her new album Never Been Gone.

For years, people thought Simon was singing about Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson or Warren Beatty. She claimed it was a composite of people she knew.

But the re-recorded version with backwards masking clearly says the name “David”, and speculators are speculating it refers to David Geffen, head of her record label at the time. Simon denies it is about Geffen, so the mystery persists.

But in “Anticipation,” she is clearly singing about her secret lover, H.J. Heinz, the ketchup magnate.

You can read more about the mystery here.

  • john hough

    the mistery of the song always kept us guessing…she should have slipped the answer in a sealed note, only to be open on the day she died..but wasn’t anybody that anybody thought..

  • milton

    I am disappointed.. I alway thought she was singing about ME!!

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