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]