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February 27, 2010

Carly Simon

For 38 years the subject of the song You’re So Vain by Carly Simon has been an enigma. However, recently Carly Simon has specifically referenced the individual by name in her song “Never Been Gone”, which is a re-recorded version of the song, set to be released next week in the United Kingdom. 

The name that Carly Simon references in “Never Been Gone” roughly at the 2:40 mark of the song is David.  Currently, reporters are speculating that this infamous David must be none other than record exec. David Geffen.  Supposedly, the frustration with David Geffen started with his signing and support of Simon’s rival songstress, Joni Mitchell, to the Elektra/Asylum record label. 

If this is true, the years of speculation focusing on Cat Stevens, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor, and Warren Beatty amongst others would officially be concluded. However, the Simon’s publicist says that the reporters are jumping the gun a bit as there are many Davids. If that’s the case, there is still a chance it’s about me…. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.  Furthermore, this report might violate some of Simon’s original clues, stating that this man had an A, an E and a R in his name.  Simon  added the letter R to the running list of clues when she was interviewed by Regis Philbin saying that, ” If I tell it, it’s going to come out in dribs and drabs. And I’ve given out two letters already, an “A” and an “E.” But I’m going to add one to it. I’m going to add an “R,” in honor of you.” Last time we checked David Geffen does not include an R? Hmmm… the mystery continues. The only way it continues to be David Geffen is if we include his middle name, which is Lawrence.  This could be a stretch or just a careful means for the Simon camp redirect. 

The majority of reporters seem to believe that this mystery is solved, but officially there are still a few questions left to certify the official identity.  Either way, the news sheds light upon a great song and a phenomenal artist. If you’re interested in the article you may find it here from CNN:  You’re So Vain Article.  If you’re more of a fan of the song that here is the song on Lala.


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