And though some have guessed that other parts of the song are about Mick Jagger , she ruled him out in her memoir, "Boys in the Trees. In a new interview with ABC News, she said that the real inspirations behind the first and third verses still don't know that they inspired her lyrics. So, what would have to happen for her to decide to fill them in? Simon, now 70, released a companion album last year of all the songs discussed in the book, and wrote a score for the audiobook. Looking ahead, she said that it's possible that it will be turned into a biopic or musical. It basically ends with the end of her marriage to James Taylor , with whom she has two adult children, Ben and Sally. Her son has not read the book, she said, though her daughter has.
The second verse is about Beatty
Some of them. But we digress. She might share the other names down the road, she told People, if she ever told the guys first that they were, well, The Guys. But never say never. I never thought I would admit that it was more than one person! Only there were record players involved.
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The singer also revealed that her memoir could become a Broadway show.
After all, the inspiration for the song has been one of the biggest secrets in popular music history — and even today, the mystery has only been partially revealed. The staggering success of the song has deepened the guessing game. The lyrics of the meta song pointedly accused someone — likely a lover — of being way too into himself. He certainly thought it was about him — he called me and said thanks for the song. For decades, Simon remained mum on the subject. But 31 years after the song came out, she finally gave up her secret in — but only to one person, then-NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol. An odd recipient of such coveted information, the television executive had good reason to be the co-secret keeper. Simon proceeded through life, teasing and dropping hints, but keeping the identity of the arrogant subject to herself. But in , when she was promoting her memoir, Boys in the Trees , she used her secret as ammunition for publicity.
It is one of the songs that Simon is most identified with, and upon its release, reached number 1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The song is a critical profile of a self-absorbed lover about whom Simon asserts "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you. The distinctive bass guitar intro is played by Klaus Voormann. Simon plays piano on the track. The first words were: "Bless you, Ben. You came in when nobody else left off. A friend told Simon the male guest entered as if he was "walking onto a yacht". Simon incorporated the words into the melody of "Bless You, Ben" as she was composing on her piano, and the song took on a whole new meaning. When Simon says "Son of a gun" after the distinctive bass riff, it is in response to the bass player, Klaus Voormann.