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Song Parodies -> "You're So Vain (parody)"

Original Song Title:

"You're So Vain"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Carly Simon

Parody Song Title:

"You're So Vain (parody)"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

You talked like a smartass
While you were staggering, drunk, from a yacht
You had a black scar just below one eye
You got hit by an thrown apricot
You held your nose as you opened your fridge
You let your caviar rot
And all the girls dreamed that you'd leave for Greenland
That you'd leave for Greenland

And, you're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this spoof is about you
Don't you
Don't you

You met me several years ago
But I wasn't quite that naive
Well, you said my pantyhose were a pretty pair
And you kept tugging my sleeve
But you gave away the things I bought
After stealing them from me
I called the cops, and they said they were busy,
they said they were busy, and

You're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this spoof is about you
Don't you
Don't you

I called the cops, and they said they were busy,
they said they were busy

And, you're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this spoof is about you
Don't you
Don't you

Well, I hear you went out to Latvia
To buy an elliptical spoon
Then you flew Air Canada to Nova Scotia
To see a parital eclipse of the moon
Now, you're where you should be all the time
In Moscow roaming with
Some underworld spy on the wife of a hit man
Wife of a hit man, and

You're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this spoof is about you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you

You're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you
You're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you
You're so vain
You probably think this spoof is about you

You're so vain (so vain)
I'll bet you think this spoof is about you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you
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Ravyn Rant - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job! I see you've met my ex - he sure gets around! :)
Carly Simon - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah, excuse me. The original song was a hit in 1972. But I like parodies of my music anyway.
James Taylor - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Carly, honey, chill out 'cus no-one but you cares....
Carly - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
How would you know? You're not married to me anymore
Michael Pacholek - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty funny, and this song goes well with parody (pardon the shameless plug, but I used it for my "Die Hard" parody "John McLane," misspelling "McClane"). But "You got hit by an thrown apricot"? "An apricot," sure, but "An thrown...?" Tell me, O Chef of the Future, can it core a apple?
Rhonda - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
No, I don't think it's about me.
leanne - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
i think that this was rubbish. it was almost the same as the original version. and i think that you shouldn't write anymore songs for am i right.! it was a total waste of my time. thanks leanne *_*_*_*
who cares - April 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Leanne, please get a life.
Guy - April 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Well I thought that MM had some very clever substitutions for some of the lyrics in this song and I too have done this song before and it is not an easy one to parody. Leanne, I challenge you to write a better parody on this song.

Well done Michael.
Cryptic Wizard - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job on the parody, is it about a specific person? And Carly, if you're the *real* Carly Simon, could you tell me who the original song was about?

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