It’s the old “play the song backward” trick, which reveals the infamous egotist to be … “David,” believed to be gay record-label honcho David Geffen. Aha! The reveal comes courtesy Carly’s new recording of the song, included on her album Never Been Gone, out next week. Click the link to listen. Red rum, red rum! (Via the Awl.)
Update: Perhaps not Geffen after all.