Barnett told Nothing But Hope and Passion: "That's about people who take advantage of you, that treat you like s--t. People, who, when you're miserable, say: Stop being miserable. Which isn't really a helpful comment."
"Here Comes Your Man" is the closest the Pixies came to a hit in America. It was rumored to be about a drug dealer, but Black Francis says it's just a story about some hobos who travel by train and die in an earthquake.
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."