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Old 28 April 2008, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
I've never understood why it's supposed to be vain for the subject of the song to think the song is about them, when it is about them
I think that's the "secret" to the song. It wasn't really *about* any one particular person; it was inspired by several people, all of whom are now left (vainly) wondering if the song was about them.

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