Singer-guitarist Peter Moren originally penned this pop-rocker back in 2002. The frontman explained to Spin magazine the song is "about a relationship that I was running out of. We broke up a month after I wrote that song."
Lyrically, the song was inspired by Moren's inability to tell lies. "We weren't in a very good place," he said of the relationship. "But we were too scared to break up."
Moren told Spin that musically, "it's very Buzzcocks-y. We recorded it in a couple of takes. The producer decided to overdub the whole song. The whole band played it twice!"
"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.