Carly Simon Hasn't Revealed Who's "So Vain"

Prepare to dip your hat strategically below one eye and wear a scarf that's apricot...

"We're gonna sing you're so vain tonight and I’m so excited."

So excited they were holding hands in this behind the scenes video. Taylor swift brought Carly Simon out on stage at her Boston area concert so together they could belt out Carly's signature song about some conceited mystery man.

"You're so vain. I bet you think this song is about you. Don't you don't you."

Don't ya know 41 years later we still don't know.

"You're so lame you probably think this song is about..."

"Warren Beatty."

"Cat Stevens?"

"James Taylor."

68-year old Curly Simon has never spilled the beans. Oh she's doled out a few clues over the years.

"The name of the person it was about had an 'e' in it."

She gave us two vowels.

"An 'a'"

And a consonant.

"I’m gonna add an 'r.'"

"An 'r' right now."


When she released a new version of the song in 2009...

"Don’t you? Don't you?"

A British tabloid was sure it had the guy based on barely a whisper....

That played backwards sounded to some like "David"...

Ah ha! David Geffen, the record producer. But Carly shot that one down. At an auction for charity, Carly promised to reveal the secret to the highest bidder.

Former NBC sports executive Dick Eebersol donated 50-thousand dollars for Carly to whisper the name to him though he had to sign a confidentiality agreement not to reveal it.

Will Taylor Swift have loose lips?

"Who is you're so vain written about?"

"But I’ve already told you and told you never to tell. So you know..."

"I was just thinking she might tell you. But I do know now."

Cat, James, Warren, Mick...Carly sometimes says who it's not about...

"It is not Mick Jagger."

Or who it's not not about...

"Well you know what it's certainly not not about Warren."

"but if you have dreams of ever solving this riddle, they're just clouds in your coffee."

"They were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee."
"You know I could never solve it because if I solved it then no one would have anything to talk to me about."

Nothing vain about Carly.

"You’re so vain."

It's just asking that's in vain.

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