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Cover Story – You’re So Vain

It’s almost 40 years since Carly Simon released her classic song ‘You’re So Vain’. Since then there’s been fascination over the identity of the man who inspired it. Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Cat Stevens are just some of the names that regularly crop up.

When Carly Simon let slip in a recent interview that the subject of her 1972 song You’re So Vain had the Christian name David, commentators were quick to conclude it was David Geffen, so apparently ending one of the pop music industry’s most tantalising mysteries.

However it seems the riddle still remains very open after Miss Simon, who is 64, has laughed of claims that record executive Geffen was indeed said narcissist.

The latest speculation emerged amid claims Simon can be heard whispering ‘David’ in a remake of the song.

But Miss Simon has said  : ‘What a riot! Nothing to do with David Geffen

Carly has released a new album of her best known songs she has written and performed during the past four decades called ‘Never Been Gone’.

It would have been easy to bring you her own “cover version” but instead I hereby present a lovely version by super singer songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangle Susanna Hoffs from their second volume of “Under The Covers”

“You’re So Vain” – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they’d be your partner
They’d be your partner, 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?

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?

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?

Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you’re where you should be all the time
And when you’re not, you’re with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, 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?

To buy the music of Carly Simon click HERE

To buy the music of matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs click HERE

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March 10, 2010 - Posted by | Cover Stories, New News, Old Music, Video | , , ,

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