Asked about his inspiration for the song during a Reddit AMA, DeVaughn replied: "I was in the studio in an environment for days where everyone but me was using hard drugs. Left to write by myself with the engineer I made the best of it. 'You as pure as snow from columbia...' lol. I know crazy right."
"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.