This song borrows from a number by '70s Southern Soul singer Ann Peebles. The Big Pink pair of Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell cut it up and put a delay on the sample.
Cordell told Spin magazine about this track: "It's a song about being in a relationship where one of the people is holding something back. I guess I write a majority of the lyrics, but those are screened and edited pretty heavily by Robbie. As he's singing it, he really gets into the phonetics."
"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.