March 2, 2010
“You’re So Vain” Remains a Mystery
Between then and now, the major (assumed) subjects have been womanizers such as Warren Beatty and Mick Jagger, but Simon has denied that the song is about either of those men. Anyway, it came out recently (from who knows where?!) that the song was written and directed toward David Geffen–Simon’s former boss…but Simon slammed that idea, too.
Why all the hype these days, you ask? Well, last month, Simon sat down with Uncut magazine to give an interview. In it, she stated that: “There’s a little whisper — and it’s the answer to the puzzle.” This little clue sent people into a frenzy. There have been so many guesses, and most of them have been shot down by Simon herself. Names like James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, David Bowie, and Cat Stevens have been thrown around.
Do you think we’ll ever know who the song is about? Someone has to know…Howard Stern claims to know, but who knows if that’s true, am I right? I’m mildly curious but I don’t think I’ll lose any sleep over it. Oh well, here’s to hoping!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am