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Carly Simon says part of ‘You’re So Vain’ is about Warren Beatty

Carly Simon revealed who part of “You’re So Vain” is about in an interview with People magazine.
Carly Simon revealed who part of “You’re So Vain” is about in an interview with People magazine. Twitter

Part of the mystery behind “You’re So Vain,” has been solved, at long last.

In an interview with People magazine, Carly Simon, the woman behind the mega-hit, admitted the second verse is about Warren Beatty.

"I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren," Simon told People.

“Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!” she said.

The second verse, in case you forgot, says this:

“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 ...”

Simon still won’t reveal who the rest of the song is about, although she does say the other verses refer to two other men.

The singer has been linked to a number of well-known actors and musicians, including Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson and former husband James Taylor.

But will she ever let the public in on her secret?

“I don't think so," she said, "at least until they know it's about them."

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