After listening to it, sources say the singer whispers Geffen's name backwards on the track. The answer came to fans after Carly admitted the name of the .
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Carly Simon could have gotten away with just the name-dropping.
Below is a selection of the greatest from its original three-year run - be warned: extremely puerile language follows.
Jay: The Tower of London Simon: The Tower of London?
Left the Background Music On is a specific inversion.
Fourth-Wall Observer is what happens when a particular character has this on full-time and the rest do not.
Generally, this awareness is brief; it's used for a joke or two and then never mentioned again.
Used this way, it's Lampshade Hanging as applied to Paratext. Compare with other metafictional devices, particularly Painting the Medium, which uses Paratext and artifacts to tell the story, and Reading Ahead in the Script which is exactly what it sounds like.
The song, which was rumored for years to be about one of her ex-boyfriends (like Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger), was actually written about gay record label boss David Geffen.
Some suggest that Carly is signing about her resentment towards Geffen when he allegedly put more effort into promoting rival star Joni Mitchell.
Ten years ago today (1 May), a brand new sitcom began on Channel 4 with an episode that introduced a quartet of central characters very far removed from the modesty in which it made its debut. Simon: You s***ed your pants in the common room during the day when there were people around - and then your pubes fell out?