Actor-turned-singer Kiefer Sutherland says this track from his debut album is about a highly publicized failed romance from his youth. He tells Rolling Stone: "There's a moment in everyone's life when they go from a girl to a woman or a boy to a man, and that transition, at least from my experience, is illustrated through heartbreak."
He doesn't name the girl, but Sutherland did have a high-profile engagement to Julia Roberts after the pair met on the set of Flatliners in 1990.
"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.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.