Carly Simon was featured all too often in People magazine for my or most sensible cultured pallets. Gender bias was the root cause for these salacious Romance stories with leading rock, folk musicians, and Hollywood actors. Born male, Carly Simon would have escaped these purple prose stories in People Magazine as did her male counterparts. Unfair world, paternalism’s rule (coming to a disastrous end at last). We all know the names of her romantic partners. Let’s spend reasonable time on her voice, songwriting, and children book author gifts. 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation” (No. 13), “Haven’t Got Time for the Pain” (No. 14), “You Belong to Me” (No. 6), “Coming Around Again” (No. 18). Her four Gold-certified singles “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), “Mockingbird” (No. 5, a duet with James Taylor), “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, and “Jesse” (No. 11). She has authored five children’s books, as well as two memoirs. She was born into wealth and the noble: “Simon publishing” name, but she found her way into the world with incredible intelligence, charm, business acumen, and the writing gift.

Carly Simon is opening up about her relationship with Mick Jagger in her new memoir Boys in the Trees.
The three-time Grammy-winner – who was engaged to James Taylor at the time – recalls the feelings of “raw electricity” between her and the Rolling Stones frontman during recording sessions for her soon-to-be smash hit “You’re So Vain” – a mutual attraction so hot that “having sex would have cooled things off.”
“If Mick could have his way, it would be Romeo and Juliet tragic. We couldn’t have each other,” Simon, 70, writes in her book. She doesn’t say precisely how far the dalliance went, but she reveals that the night before she and James married, he got a call from Mick’s new wife, Bianca.
“James and I were in bed, getting ready for the big day when the phone rang, and James answered. It was Bianca Jagger,” Simon writes.

“She told James that he shouldn’t marry me because her husband and I were having an affair. She muttered some things I couldn’t believe she was saying. Then James said, ‘I’m sure that’s not true. Carly has told me about it, and it’s not what you think. I trust my wife-to-be. I trust Carly.'”
Simon and Taylor married in 1972, but she continued to occasionally receive roses and sweet sentiments from Jagger.
In the end, Simon’s love for Taylor eclipsed any of her other romances. Fans had long speculated about the subject of “You’re So Vain,” considering potential candidates including Taylor, Jagger, David Bowie, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, and Cat Stevens.
Simon finally confirms in her book that the second verse of her famous song indeed refers to Warren Beatty.
Now, more than 30 years after their turbulent split, Simon says her love for Taylor endures – even if it’s not reciprocated.
“I still want to heal him; I still want to make him all right,” Simon told PEOPLE while confirming that the two do not speak. “And I love him so much.”

Carly Simon – You’re So Vain

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Who cares if Mick Jagger was one of the alleged inspirations for a verse or two of You’re so vain? Muse or not, he was in the studio on this track, providing proletariat backup vocals.

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You’re so Vain


Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Elektra You’re so Vain · Carly Simon No Secrets ℗ 1972 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States. Engineer: Bill Schnee Piano: Carly Simon Drums: Jim Gordon Guitar: Jimmy Ryan Masterer: Joe Gastwirt Bass Guitar: Klaus Voorman Recorder: Mark Berry Orchestra: Paul Buckmaster Percussion, Producer: Richard Perry Engineer: Robin Cable Engineer: Robin Geoffrey Cable Writer: Carly Simon

James Taylor and Carly Simon
Carly Simon with daughter at Marthas vinyARD
Carly, her mom Sally and Carley Simon
All those crazy nights when I cried myself to sleep.
Now melodrama never makes me weep anymore
‘Cause I haven’t got time for the pain
I haven’t got room for the pain
I haven’t the need for the pain
Not since I’ve known you
You showed me how, how to leave myself behind
How to turn down the noise in my mind
Now I haven’t got time for the pain
I haven’t got room for the pain
I haven’t the need for the pain
Not since I’ve known you
I haven’t got time for the pain (the pain)
I haven’t got room for the pain (the pain)
I haven’t the need for the pain
Suffering was the only thing
That made me feel I was alive
Thought that’s just how much it cost
To survive in this world
‘Til you showed me how,
How to fill my heart with love
How to open up and drink
In all that white light
Pouring down from the heaven
Haven’t got time for the pain (the pain)
I haven’t got room for the pain (the pain)
I haven’t the need for the pain
Not since I’ve known you
I haven’t got time for the pain
I haven’t got room or the need for the pain
No, I haven’t the need for the pain
No, I haven’t got time
No, I haven’t got time for the pain
I haven’t got room for the pain No, No, No
I haven’t got a need for the pain No, No, No
I haven’t got time for the pain
I haven’t got room for the pain
The time for the pain is over

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jacob Brackman / Carly Simon
Haven’t Got Time for the Pain lyrics © Universal Music Corp., C’est Music, Maya Productions Ltd., Maya Prod. Ltd.

Carly Simon Haven’t Got Time For The Pain 1974


Haven’t Got Time For The Pain written by Carly Simon and Jacob Brackman From the album Hotcakes 1974 Label WMG May to have content that is owned or licensed by WMG The music and images used in this FAN made video remain the property of the respectful copyright owners. No copyright infringement intended. Uploaded for entertainment purposes only. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.



Carly Simon and duaghter performing

The verse, Carly concedes, is inspired by her relationship with Warren Beatty.

“You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
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.”

Carly Simon in Brooklyn with guitar in hand hailing cab


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