The Lost promos were right. All of life’s greatest mysteries will be revealed in 2010! Detective La Toya can cross “Who is Carly Simon singing about?” from her list of cases to solve, because The Sun says that “You’re So Vain” is directed towards peen-loving entertainment executive David Geffen.
Since the song came out in the 70s, hos have been wondering who Carly wrote the song for. Guesses ranged from Warren Beatty to Mick Jagger to James Taylor to Cat Stevens to Carly’s dentist. In a reworked version of the song on Carly’s new album, you can hear her whisper the name “David” if you play it backwards, while standing on your head, with your finger in your ass.
David was the head of Carly’s record label at the time the song was written, and some say she was pissed at that queen for spending all his time promoting her arch rival Joni Mitchell.
The Sun has a clip of the evidence on their site, and it sort of sounds like she’s saying “David.” But mostly it sounds like E.T. gasping for air. It’s REALLY the sound of Warren Beatty’s ego crushing, because he’s upset the song really isn’t about him.
Don’t get the sads, Warren. If you change your name to “David,” it can still be about you!