Carly Simon tell USA TODAY who the song "You're So Vain" was about


It’s been one of the most tantalizing mysteries in music for four decades, and Carly Simon is ready for the big reveal. Talk about anticipation.

Yes, she says, confirming years of speculation, You’re So Vain is about one-time Hollywood lothario Warren Beatty. But only the second verse (“You had me several years ago when I was still quite naïve/Well you said that we made such a pretty pair/And that you would never leave…”). Verses one (the yacht guy) and three (the Lear jet man)? She isn’t telling.

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