This song is dedicated to Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old who on October 20, 2014 was fatally shot 16 times in 13 seconds by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke (McDonald was armed with a 3-inch knife at the time). The shooting was caught on tape, and Van Dyke was subsequently charged with first degree murder. Mensa takes aim here at trigger-happy cops.
"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.