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You're So Vain

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
a subtle use of paired vocal harmony
a prominent rhythm piano part
intricate melodic phrasing
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
an electric guitar solo
subtle use of strings
angry-romantic lyrics

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hotdesire57
LOVE THIS SONG
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Yes, and orignalinall y meant to be, "you're so gay", yet this was the more reliable song title togo with.
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Just read an article - she says its about David Geffen
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hotdesire57
Awesome song
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Love this song
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It's about Mick Jagger, when they first met, he came into the room,wearing the apricot, looking at himself in the mirror, like he was something cool. He tried stealing her from James Taylor on this first meeting. He also played vocals in this song when she wrote it and was going to record it in the studio. There it is folks. Mick Jagger !!
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This song is not about just one ex-lover.
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hey Jay...was that daylight savings time, or the hell with daylight time?...be a little more specific will you pal...
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maybe it's just vanity, but I'm pissed...big time...speak i n g of 'big time'...my Uncle Luke once had a watch so big, he used it as a picnic table for cookouts...( ' h e y Uncle Luke, do you have any green onions?'...s u r e Jay, you useless has-been, onions at 10:00...oliv e s at 7:30...a sniper at 9:15...your drunken Aunt Winnie at 4...no...3.. . n o . . . 2 . . . n o . . . l a y i n g in the grass...but Winnie still has it,,,not like you, you has been...no... n e v e r - w a s - b e e n . . . w i l l someone please pick up Winnie?')
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I've never thought of cat Stevens as Being that cool. More like a dirty hippie. I need to go google cat Stevens now.
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It's about Cat Stevens....
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Warren Beatty. That's my vote.
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Rite now this song makes so much sense almost perfect . Amazing
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Nice to know mysteries
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I don't care who you're so vain is about I think that I can safely say that this is the best album cover ever. She looks terrific
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For someone who had stage fright she was great.
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arkhammer7
Carly is kinda irate i say
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What a great. tune.
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cknight472
Did someone just share this song with me? Lol
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What the hell is gavotte?
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edisto1061
...and the debate rages on....
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It's about David Geffen
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you're both wrong...it was me she wrote the song about...I may have been 'so vain', but I had so many good reasons to be...Carly was 'so drunk'...her blood shot eyes couldn't see that my scarf was peach, not apricot...th a t ' s why I dumped her...Jay the WeatherVain. . . j u s t ask me...I'll tell you which way the wind's blowing...
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mattpeter
No swilliams, it was Warren Beatty
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tbarel
Does Pandora show the lyrics anywhere?
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she wrote this song about jimmy buffet
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Love it love it
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Carly Simon nailed it with this classic! Her lyrics just sum it up... and verse four, I sorta laugh everytime I hear it. I think I know this guy...
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LOVE IT LOVE CARLY!
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lasowko
Learned something new--I knew it was about Warren Beatty, and that Mick Jagger sung backup, but I just found out what gavotte means. I guess I'm not too old after all.
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Jana great song
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Best album cover ever, I love everything about the free spirited 70s
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stormdwhite
Damn carly is fine ss hell in this pic!!! I wish that song was about me when she wrote it! Lol. Great song. Music is wonderful. Captures an era. I love hearing music before my time snd how it describes that era to me just in sound. I love that.
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It must be chilly... tokyo is tunning in.
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This song is 2 my ex-boyfriend ! Hope u enjoy ur "present"
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She is a great artist.Smile and enjoy!
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I think its fricking awesome that peeps are still into this trivia, its so shortly long ago. Don't you wish we could sing about such things now?
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Jimmy Ryan is credited as the electric guitarist on this song. He was Carly's lead guitarist early on in her career, appearing on her first three albums and touring with her back then. Since then, he has shown up on occasion.
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ridiculously well written
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great song
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The secret is out you tweets, she told Jay Leno or one of those late nite talk show dudes. If it was Warren, well, well, well, that's all that needs to be said, to the Olympics at once!!!!!!!! !
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The secret is out you tweets, she told Jay Leno or one of those late nite talk show dudes. If it was Warren, well, well, well, that's all that needs to be said, to the Olympics at once!!!!!!!! !
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The secret is out you tweets, she told Jay Leno or one of those late nite talk show dudes. If it was Warren, well, well, well, that's all that needs to be said, to the Olympics at once!!!!!!!! !
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kazimak.j
Did you know Mick Jaggar sings in the background?
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I've always wanted to live like Carly out on Martha's Vineyard attending parties and singing my Top 40 hit songs with my friends in my livingroom. Carly, I would love to be you for one day! : )
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her voice sounds like Hotlips'!
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meatheadsbar
It is about Warren Beatie. The secret is out.
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I'm so vain, I think this song is about me, ... carly hot..
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