You're So Vain

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"You're So Vain"
You're So Vain cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Born Villain
Genre Heavy metal, alternative metal, hard rock
Length 4:02
Label Cooking Vinyl, Hell, etc.
Writer Carly Simon
Producer Bruce Witkin, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson
Media
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"You're So Vain" is a song from Marilyn Manson's eighth studio album Born Villain. The song is a cover and was originally written and performed by Carly Simon in 1972. Rare for a Marilyn Manson album inclusion, the instrumentation in "You're So Vain" was recorded largely by musicians outside the band. Both former members of The Kids, Bruce Witkin performed bass and keyboard while actor Johnny Depp[1] played guitar and drums for the cover. Jason Sutter, live drummer for Marilyn Manson's Hey, Cruel World... Tour, recorded additional drumming for the song, while Manson himself contributed guitar and keyboards.

Lyrics[edit]

   You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
   Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
   Your scarf it was apricot
   You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte
   And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
   They'd be your partner and...
   
       You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
       You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
       Don't you? Don't you?
   
   You had me several years ago when I was still naive
   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
   Clouds in my coffee and...
   
       You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
       You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
       Don't you? Don't you?
   
   I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
   Clouds in my coffee and you're so vain
   
   Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won
   Then you flew your lear jet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun
   Well you're where you should be all the time
   And when you're not you're with some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
   Wife of a close friend and...
   
       You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
       You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
       Don't you? Don't you?
       You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
       You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
       Don't you? Don't you?

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References[edit]

  1. Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson Team Up for "You're So Vain" Cover