Favourite lyrics: You’re So Vain

11 thoughts on “Favourite lyrics: You’re So Vain”

  1. I’ve always liked that song and now I know why. It packs a real punch, doesn’t it. Thanks for the mention by the way and it’s good to know I got you thinking (hope the song-word thoughts didn’t drive you crazy, though).

    On the radio the other day Chris Tarrant was asked to choose a song for his life and he chose Mike and the Mechanics The Living Years. It’s so moving, the things he wished he’d said to his father before he died and, although this year I spent long hours holding Mum’s hand and talking to her as she died, it’s the most moving song I’ve heard in a long time.

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  2. That’s so true and I’ve never really thought about it before. I can think of a few more songs that tell stories, like Big John, The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies, The Oak and the Ash, Alone Again Naturally.

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    1. Hi Miriam – thanks for visiting. Oh yes I had forgotten Big John – a classic! – and that other Mining Disaster (Bee Gees?). I expect we coud go on for hours at this!
      AliB

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  3. Hi Ros
    Think I like YSV because you can feel the anger oozing out. Despite that I also wonder how much the writer has strayed into fiction (think it’s meant to be about James Taylor – can’t see him in apricot or owning horses!) but if so the song is all the better for it. There are lots of songs that tug the heartstrings more, although I’d find it v. hard to choose just one. Mike & the Mechanics is v. moving – I guess it will hit the spot for quite a few people.
    AliB

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  4. Greetings, Ali, from a fellow Campaigner. Great post! I didn’t realize until reading this that I have ALWAYS envisioned the song whenever I’ve heard it. (And in fact, I heard it about a week ago when I put Carly’s Greatest Hits CD on the stereo.) But, is this really the one you’d want to hear over and over on a desert island? It could get old! BTW, I love the Kettle of Fish artwork up there in the corner.

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  5. Hi Katie, thanks for visiting. Must get that campaign blog post up!
    I was so lucky to find the artwork and so good of the artist to let me use it here.
    Off to visit your own blog now!
    AliB

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  6. Hello from a fellow campaigner! I have a special soundtrack for each MS I am working on 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please come back on Thursday when I will be announcing the launch of an exciting competition.

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  7. I like the rendition of this song in the movie “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days”. 😉 Anyway, just stopping by from the Campaign – we’re in the Contemp/Mainstream group together I see!

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