Carly Simon Reveals Warren Beatty Is One Of Three “You’re So Vain” Men
Carly Simon has revealed that Warren Beatty is one of three men she is singing about in her classic hit “You’re So Vain.”
Carly Simon On Warren Beatty
Simon, who is currently promoting her new memoir Boys in the Trees, isn’t hiding the identity of the former beau who inspired the second verse of “You’re So Vain.”
“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. 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…”
“I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren,” Simon told People magazine, adding, “Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!”
What about the men behind the other two verses? Simon has said that since neither of the other two men are aware that they’re featured in the song, she doesn’t feel comfortable saying in an interview or in her book.
“I haven’t told either of them that it’s about them, so it would be too much of a shock, too much of a cold, calculated thing to put it in the book without them knowing,” Simon told USA Today, adding of her memoir as a whole. “I wanted to be discreet to a certain level. I ended up not being terribly discreet.”
Throughout her younger days as a singer-songwriter, Simon was linked to a number of eligible famous men, including Beatty, Mic Jagger, Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson and Jack Nicholson. Most notably, Simon married fellow singer-songwriter James Taylor in 1972. The two, who have two children together, divorced in 1983.
Boys in the Trees will be available for purchase Nov. 24.