Frontwoman Emily Haines explained the lyrical content of this song to Drowned In Sound: "This song was inspired by some paranormal events in my life. Jimmy (guitarist/producer James Shaw) sent me the track when I was in Los Angeles for the funeral of a friend, an occasion that was filled with eerie David Lynch moments. I found myself asking the question, 'How can you protect your privacy from invasive ghosts?' I stayed up all night working on the song in my hotel room, and when I landed back in Toronto the next day I went straight to the studio and recorded the vocals."
"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.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.