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Songwriters’ Lyrical Mysteries

“James&Carly” by Peter Trudelle is licensed under CC BY 2.0

James&Carly” by Peter Trudelle is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Songwriters’ lyrical mysteries have been stumping us for decades. From James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’ to every song on Taylor Swifts’ entire album, the myths of artists’ lyrical meanings are endless- and we want the answers. Earlier this week Carly Simon cleared up the ‘You’re So Vain’ debate finally admitting that despite the rumors, the song wasn’t written about Mick Jagger or James Taylor-it was written about old school Hollywood hunk Warren Beatty. Ever wonder who Jagger’s Angie was? Or what Meatloaf wouldn’t do for love? HERE are some other puzzling lyrical riddles and their possible explanations…

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