Almost everyone knows the lyrics to Carly Simon’s song, “You’re So Vain,” but now 45 years after it was originally released we find out there was actually more to the song.
In an interview with the BBC, the 71 year old singer, sang the fourth verse of “You’re So Vain” for the first time.
Carly said she’d written the lyrics on a pad, but they never made it into the song.
Here are the lyrics we never heard:
“A friend of yours revealed to me
That you loved me all the time
Kept it secret from your wives
You believed it was no crime
You called me once to ask me things
I couldn’t quite divine
Maybe that is why I have
Tried to dismiss you
Tried to dismiss you.”
Now that we know the hidden words to the song, will Carly finally tell us who the song is really about?
Most people thought it was about James Taylor or Mick Jagger, maybe even Cat Stevens.
A few years ago she confessed that at least one of the verses is about actor Warren Beatty and other reports parts of the song were about record producer David Geffen.
We’ve never really gotten an official answer. There were even rumors that if you played the song backwards you could hear the name David whispered in it.
I guess it doesn’t really matter who the song is about, because you think it’s about you, don’t you?
Listen to the Carly’s lost verse here.