Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley wrote this jaunty track when he was driving up the West Coast of America. He said on Keane's website: "I suspect it may have had its origins in some argument or other with my wife, but I can't remember! But since that no doubt passed very quickly, I think the song has quite a jaunty feel to it, not too weighed down by its lyrical content! I think it's quite Beatles-y in that respect - sad words with a very 'happy' melody. I like the imagery of a relationship being like a decrepit house, especially the line about boarding up the windows."
Having initially filed it away, Rice-Oxley only finished the song after stumbling across the rough sketch in the studio and giving it a quick listen, just as bassist Jesse Quin came in and said, "What's that? I love it!"
The song's music video was filmed in a haunted house in Barcelona, Spain and was inspired by the aesthetic of 1970s horror films. The clip was co-directed by Spanish directors JA Bayona and Sergio G. Sanchez., who joined forces for the first time in the cult horror movie The Orphanage - Bayona as director and Sanchez as screenwriter.
This won Best Video at the 2012 Q Awards. Vocalist Tom Chaplin modestly gave credit to the directors. He told the magazine: "We just gave them the song and they dreamt up this unbelievable idea."
"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.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.