Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind) (The National)

I don't mind losing a girl to herself A quiet love is better than none And I don't mind losing a friend to a friend If only to be a reasonable man And I don't mind waiting if it's for the best A careful heart is better than none I don't mind painting my back with the past Pictures in resolute pain Smoothing the laugh o'er the lane But if it happens to you The same kind of deal I recommend fire Instead of the fool I don't mind shaking your hand at the door If only to be a resolute man (Pictures in resolute pain) If only to be a resolute man If only to be a resolute man But if it happens to you The same kind of deal I recommend fire Instead of the fool I don't mind shaking your hand at the door If only to be a resolute man (Pictures in resolute pain) If only to be a resolute man If only to be a resolute man If only to be a reasonable man If only to be a reasonable man