Carly simon dating 1970
The clues given on the air included, "Is is Mick Jagger? " because at that time there was discussion as to who was actually singing on the record.
(We now know it was Mick Jagger, but there was some speculation that James Taylor was singing.) The clues about the song were to lead the person to Saratoga.
Carly was head over heels for him in the late 60's early 70's, and even kept trying to get back with him for years after they broke up. I am pretty sure that Carly is having fun jerking people's chain.
He was all three letters that Carly says are in the name, He dated her for two years, he was her main squeeze right before she wrote the song, and during the total eclipse of the sun. I don't mean she is doing it maliciously, just is getting a kick out of something she never suspected would happen.
I couldn't care less who it's about (my money is on Aristotle Onassis), but "I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee" is my favorite lyric in rock and roll.
I have no idea what Carly was trying to say, but the line says to me, "I had some dreams and they went up in smoke", as in steam from a hot cup of coffee, or as in (based on some of the interpretations herein) cream making clouds in coffee, then disappearing in wisp. Back in early 1981, I was listening to a late night radio interview on one of the stations with Carly Simon.
However, most people who create any type of art will tell you differently.
She was just seventeen/You know what I mean --Lennon/Mc Cartney (means nothing OR whatever it conjures up in your mind)Now it's up to you, can we make a secret rendezvous?
But to win it, they had to guess the location of the car, in terms of how many miles from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco it was parked.
Because on that song 'Close To you', in the middle, there is a line that says 'That is why all the girls in town follow you all around, indicating us that 'Close To You' was the idea of the song that influenced Carly writing 'You're So Vain'.
Because there is a line before the bridge that says, 'And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner , they'd be your partner' on 'You're So Vain'.
Oh, before we do, you'll have to get away from you know who --Foreigner (Means nothing or whatever your imagination wants to believe)Some bands/artist, such as Yes and and (I think) Phil Collins use syllables and words as sounds. Paul Mc Cartney has stated the same thing in interviews (that they just make up rhymes that sound good).
Does anyone remember the documentary in which a young man knocks on John Lennon's door and praises John for the lyrics that "saved his life" (I think he says); John says, "It's just a SONG! I have liked this song ever since it first hit the airwaves, and I still do.