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‘You’re So Vain’ Not About David Geffen After All

After Friday’s disappointing reveal that Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” was apparently directed at none other than David Geffen, Simon says we’ve got it all wrong.


“What a riot! Nothing to do with David Geffen! What a funny mistake! Someone got a clue mistaken for another mistake!” Simon e-mailed the Hollywood Reporter.

In fact, HR says Simon didn’t even know Geffen, who would become the head of her record label, when she wrote the song in 1971.

In a new recording of the song (which is "embedded with clues") for her upcoming album Never Been Gone, Simon whispers something about two and a half minutes into the song — if played backwards, one can hear she is saying “David.” Seems to us that someone's been watching a bit too much Lost.


You’re So Wrong: Carly Simon Song NOT About David Geffen
[Showbiz 411/HR]

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