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<h1>Happiness is letting someone make you the villain</h1>
<small>2008-12-13</small>
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	When I was making <a href="/music">my record</a>, I hired a bassist.
	But listening back to his tracks afterwards, I decided to play bass myself instead.
	I’m glad I did, and love the results.
	But I hear he still hates me, 15 years later.
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	A writer in LA loved CD Baby, and kept insisting I hire him as a consultant, clearly wanting the association.
	After his many requests and my many refusals, he threatened to tell everyone CD Baby was a scam unless I hired him.
	I didn’t pay, so he’s been slamming me publicly for years now.
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	Some ex-girlfriends and ex-colleagues hate me.
	Some people I’ve never met write pages on their blog about how much they hate me.
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	Funny thing is :
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	I’m happy to be the villain they need.
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	Some people can only feel right by making someone else wrong.
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	I know I’m doing good helpful work.
	I’m so filled with love that nothing gets me down.
	So I guess if anyone should be the villain, it should be me!
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	It doesn’t bother me, and noticing it doesn’t bother me reminds me how happy I really am.
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	So, bring it on, anyone.
	Project your frustrations on to me.
	I’m happy to be that for whoever needs it.
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