The song is a mystery no longer!
After 40 years of guessing and wondering, Carly Simon has revealed who her iconic "You're So Vain" song is written about.
We almost don't want to tell you. The mystery is what makes the song!
Ah well, it's out there already. The song, which was rumored for years to be about one of her ex-boyfriends (like Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger), was actually written about gay record label boss David Geffen.
The answer came to fans after Carly admitted the name of the Vain person was whispered in the new acoustic version of the song off her upcoming album Never Been Gone. After listening to it, sources say the singer whispers Geffen's name backwards on the track.
So while for years the speculation was that song was intended to be an angry-bitter break-up song, now the lyrics take on a new meaning. Some suggest that Carly is signing about her resentment towards Geffen when he allegedly put more effort into promoting rival star Joni Mitchell.
And there you have it! Not as exciting as you thought it would be, huh?
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