Carly Simon says You’re So Vain’s second verse is about Warren Beatty
It’s been 44 years, and CARLY SIMON has FINALLY confirmed that her song “You’re So Vain” is about her former boyfriendWARREN BEATTY. So, mystery solved, right? Not so fast.
Carly says only the second verse is about Warren, and the others are about two other men . . . and naturally, she isn’t willing to name names.
When asked if Warren knew it was about him, Carly joked, quote, “He thinks the whole thing is about him!”
“You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and…
You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? don’t you? don’t you?”
(On a more serious note, Carly says her first sexual experience was with a teenage family friend when she was SEVEN. People.com has more on that.)
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