Vocalist Ryan Jarman explained the song's meaning to NME: "The lyrics are mainly about the fact that we found ourselves, against our wishes, as part of a scene we didn't feel a part of. It felt like a lot of bands we were associated with at the time had purely gone for the mainstream, Joe Public kind of thing."
The video features footage from a short UK tour that The Cribs undertook in early 2007.
"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.