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Pixies — Here Comes Your Man
Album: Doolittle
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Outside there's a boxcar waitin'
Outside the family stew
Out by the fire breathin'
Outside we wait 'til face turns blue

I know the nervous walkin'
I know the dirty beard hangs
Out by the boxcar waitin'
Take me away to nowhere plains

There is a wait so long
You'll never wait so long
Here comes your man, here comes your man
Here comes your man

Big shake on the boxcar movin'
Big shake to the land that's falling down
Is a wind makes a palm stop blowin'
A big, big stone fall and break my crown

There is a wait so long
You'll never wait so long
Here comes your man, here comes your man
Here comes your man, here comes your man

There is a wait so long
You'll never wait so long
Here comes your man, here comes your man
Here comes your man, here comes your man
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I was quite happy that my daughter had the pixies in her iPhone and we enjoyed it while driving through the Arizona desert.
this is a great song

cool video
Love love love it
 siqbal wrote:
Needs to be cranked up!
 
Cranked, Yanked & Ripped Off!
Probably their most accessible track. Needs to be cranked up!
rate 8
Sounds a lot like World Party.
 MrsTom wrote:
Here comes your Nan?
 
Sorry, dim and distant past, but still funny.  Thanks friend.
I've only recently become a Pixies fan. I've got a lot of catching up to do.
 subgyro wrote:
I always thought this was a cover of a Motown tune..

But no, songwriting credit goes to Black Francis!!


 
Or Lou Reed?
bloody perfect. loud as loud can be in my kitchen.
Off key singing...ouch...new pixies mucho better.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Is this the band with one of the Deal sisters? Maybe playing bass? 

 
That's Kim playing bass and singing backup.
Kim and Kelly together is The Breeders though.
Oh, that phenomenal album!  Thank you for playing the Pixies, RP!
I always thought this was a cover of a Motown tune..

But no, songwriting credit goes to Black Francis!!


I saw them a few weeks ago and they played 32 tracks in 90 minutes including this.
This is just one of those songs that you can always jam to. 
 melzabutch wrote:
More Beantown Music Please

 
Yeaaaaah Right On
More Beantown Music Please
Anybody purchased the Mofi Vinyl version of this album?
Bonobos
{#Hearteyes}
Brilliant!
I love Pixies. Comes good memories with that song.
 Fabienne wrote:
I think I will play this on my wedding. I will wait inside church and my groom will walk in with this song {#Hearteyes}{#Notworthy} 
Would be more fun than the normal way a wedding happens {#Laughing} 

  I like the way you think.   Great song. 

I think I will play this on my wedding. I will wait inside church and my groom will walk in with this song {#Hearteyes}{#Notworthy} 
Would be more fun than the normal way a wedding happens {#Laughing} 
 Steely_D wrote:
The Rolling Stones called, and they want their style back.

 
This doesn't really sound much like any Stones song, or their style to me, though it certainly has a mid-'60s sound to it - maybe The Animals or Them.  Everyone hears something different.
 
Steely_D wrote:
The Rolling Stones called, and they want their style back.

 
Like the Stones were original

What are you talking about anyway? Get your ears syringed

{#Nyah}
This puts me right back in college.  Thanks for the memories!!
{#Dancingbanana_2}  
{#Dancingbanana}ljoergen wrote:


{#Bananajumprope}

  
{#Bananasplit}

  
{#Bananajam}
hugogdt wrote:


 

Is this the band with one of the Deal sisters? Maybe playing bass? 

I do want a pickle

As I ride my motorcickle

Dancing Dill

 

 

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raucous fun. love the pixies.
Billy, Elvis, and the Pixies,,,,,,nice way to kick this 80's child into gear on a Tuesday Morning
 {#Dancingbanana}ljoergen wrote:


{#Bananajumprope}

 
{#Bananasplit}

 
{#Bananajam}

 




{#Bananajumprope}

 
{#Bananasplit}

 
{#Bananajam}
The Rolling Stones called, and they want their style back.
 Stefen wrote:
Among their worst songs.

 
..maybe so.  Where is my mind is pretty good tho...
Among their worst songs.
This almost makes being in a hospital bed tolerable. Almost.
Here comes your Nan?
                     a happy poppy little ditty {#Daisy}
 Hodgie wrote:
I'll never marry a man because I am one and I like women.  If I did marry a man, however, this song is being played at some point in the intro process of the festivities. 
 
Or you could pretend that they were singing to your bride about you, Hodgie. While you were getting married to a woman. 

Hope this unsnarls that Gordian knot for you.  

Alternatively...Stephen Fry's quite happy to help out. (Just don't think about it too much.) 

Stephen Fry dressed up as a woman
"Lord! That's my wedding song!"






 lemmoth wrote:
Probably their most conventionally poppy tune.  But the melody, bridge and chorus are still very cool.

Love these guys. 

 
agreed, despite everything else, this is still fun....
 pmisterbearbaby wrote:

They're nearly as sh*tty sngers and as out-of-tune as early Velvet Underground.- I suppose thus was inevitable.



 

Oh--THAT must be why I love them....
Probably their most conventionally poppy tune.  But the melody, bridge and chorus are still very cool.

Love these guys. 
Hey misterbearbaby   (misterbearbaby?) anyway,

Thank you for your postive and uplifting comment. However, would the Pixies be as sh*tty and out-of-tune as say, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, etc all rated as 10s and 9s on your ratings page?   All excellent singer-songwriters yes, but not exactly the ones to tune your guitar by.  I love them all, just pointing out by your own standards that one does not need a velvet voice to be awesome and to make all of our lives better by just singing a song.
{#Music}

We want you to be happy, or at least scroll over to PSD.


misterbearbaby wrote:

They're nearly as sh*tty sngers and as out-of-tune as early Velvet Underground.- I suppose thus was inevitable.



 



This song makes me happy!
 

They're nearly as sh*tty sngers and as out-of-tune as early Velvet Underground.- I suppose thus was inevitable.


 itaish wrote:
 
Mine  too. Sounds like a combination of Husker du and Peter Paul and Mary to me...

Wow!  Rarely do we see a Husker Du reference on RP.  It's not too late for a little Candy Apple Grey (we can start there) to emerge on RP.
 


 ThePoose wrote:
''Here comes the night'' by Van the Man

 

Here Comes The Sun
Here Comes The Bride
Here Comes The Rooster
Here Comes Santa Claus

Those songs have a little less in common with this song as does "Here Comes The Night", which, by the way, was not written by Van Morrison. 


''Here comes the night'' by Van the Man
A little Werewolves of London sampling in there. 
Can't hear this one enough!
I'll never marry a man because I am one and I like women.  If I did marry a man, however, this song is being played at some point in the intro process of the festivities. 
New single out. Quite good.
Love it! 
How many times have I sung this with DH, with and without the original lyrics...
{#Dancingbanana} 
Wow, a long time since I did not hear this song, makes me happy!!
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Count Lou Read ....
 
I always knew he was a vampire :)
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Count Lou Read among their "early influences."
 
"I like Lou Reed" she said...
 LizK wrote:
Just the right thing for a Saturday spent re-arranging my closet - hammer pounding nails, hooks and racks, hanging up all my phillips and blade screwdrivers - listening to the Olympics, washing the dog, and bopping with the Pixies...{#Dancingbanana}
 
More rocking with the Pixies. What is it with this band that gets you moving?  {#Bananajam}
Once again, the segue adds enjoyment.  After "Don't be Cruel" this sounds better than it does most of the time.  It's not my favorite Pixies track, but the set (the medium) is the massage
I love the Pixies, but I have to say, this is my least favorite. PSD
{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Just the right thing for a Saturday spent re-arranging my closet - hammer pounding nails, hooks and racks, hanging up all my phillips and blade screwdrivers - listening to the Olympics, washing the dog, and bopping with the Pixies...{#Dancingbanana}
Ugghaaa........
{#Bananapiano}
The greatness of simpleness.
Count Lou Read among their "early influences."
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Yes!!! Pixies!!!!
{#Yes}

Needed a head-bopping tune this afternoon. 
This ranks right up there with the best throw-em-a-bone hit singles from non-fm radio bands.
SNAZZY
From the opening chord reminicent of Hard Day's Night through the hummable melodic versus to Kim's echoes on the bridge/chorus this is so the product of a band that understood what popular rock and roll of the 60s was to so many and put their own cool and unique edge on it all.

Love to the Pixies.
I remember hearing this in a Gap in 1989, and being torn between outrage and delight. I was 15, of course. ;)
 
 stockvc wrote:
never gets old.
 
Spot on!
One of my favourite tunes of all time and never fails to make me feel happy

never gets old.
pixies
This band was so loaded with talent, it's unreal. Not a weak link anywhere.
 hencini wrote:
One of the five greatest songs of all time.   
Mine  too. Sounds like a combination of Husker du and Peter Paul and Mary to me...

What about now? Is it over NOW? 
 mikexican wrote:
Is it over yet?
 

Nope, they're still playing good music.  
 gypsyman wrote:

Check out this part from an old interview from NME (New Musical Express) with Black Francis himself about "Here Comes Your Man":

 "This is a pre-Pixies song that I wrote when I was about 15. It's about winos and hobos travelling on the trains who die in the California Earthquake..."   
 

I'd heard that explanation, too, but never with the citation to back it up... Well done!!  : )
Is it over yet?
just found it back in my itouch !!
 hencini wrote:
One of the five greatest songs of all time. 
I have heard this was about the atomic bomb... Anyone know if there is any truth to that? 
 
Check out this part from an old interview from NME (New Musical Express) with Black Francis himself about "Here Comes Your Man":

 "This is a pre-Pixies song that I wrote when I was about 15. It's about winos and hobos travelling on the trains who die in the California Earthquake. Before earthquakes everything gets very calm, animals stop talking and birds stop chirping and there's no wind. It's very ominous.
I've been through a few earthquakes actually cos I grew up in California. I was only in one big one in 1971. I was very young and I slept through it. I've been awake through lots of small ones at school and at home. It's very exciting actually, a very comical thing. It's like the earth is shaking, and what can you do? Nothing."

That would explain why the lyric is "there's a box car waiting" instead of "there's a bockscar waiting".

For "Bockscar" try this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bockscar

Accidental or intentional duality of meaning is not uncommon in literature/poetry/lyrics, and it has been argued that it is not accidental at all, but subliminal - on the part of either the composer/artist, or the listener/audience, and/or both. By now we have confused the issue fourfold at its outset, and then we must, necessarily, multiply that by the subset of the averaged amount of the most common interpretations.

In other words, E=MC squared. Or, more likely, it's whatever the kcuf you think it is. Either way, it is never less than the emotive tone it strikes in any individual.

...must....sleep....now...  


Here Comes My 8...

Very tuneful stuff from the Pixies.  I dig.
One of the five greatest songs of all time. 
I have heard this was about the atomic bomb... Anyone know if there is any truth to that? 

So long.


best of the best of the best
I give this song a 7 but the album gets a 9.
 gratefulgator wrote:

Ditto

 
Double Ditto

In the chorus..."Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies!!
 a_genuine_find wrote:
7{#Arrowu}8
 
Ditto

Blank Sinopsis grools!

7{#Arrowu}8
 bindi wrote:

 bears repeating. . .

 
Bears repeating

Great tune!


My musical world changed so much when I first heard the Pixies.
 bindi wrote:

 bears repeating. . .

 

{#Yes}They are arguably the Father of all Indie college rock bands.{#Yes}
Unlike my antecessor in the thread I have always appreciated this extraordinary band. {#Daisy}
Never really "got" this band, and it's not for lack of trying... but after about 3-4 songs, I just want to run screaming from the house. 
 Hodgie wrote:
Virtually every Indie band that suddenly found themselves selling alot of records all say the same thing: "..we WORSHIPED The Pixies".

Because they were damn good and sounded like NOBODY.
 
 bears repeating. . .

 SweTex wrote:
Dancing without moving in my desk chair. Looks real weird if you know I'm doing it.
 
Yep. I just did it also. Thankfully nobody walked by.
I remember when WHFS listeners voted London Calling as the greatest album of the 80s (even though it came out in '79), Weasel went on a week-long rant against his own listeners. He's probably still mad.

Well, this is the album that should have won. 10

A great song and a great album. 
I hate endless repetition.... but for some reason, I can never get enough of this one.  {#Tongue-out}
I always have to resist screaming this song at the top of my lungs...
still fresh after all this years...
Virtually every Indie band that suddenly found themselves selling alot of records all say the same thing: "..we WORSHIPED The Pixies".

Because they were damn good and sounded like NOBODY.
It´s timeless, it´s so good. Thanx Bill!
such great memories associated with this track.  :)  Thanks bill!!  *dances around the house*
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Hey ptooey, I'm borrowing your dancing pickle for this tune. Seems appropriate for this cool, delicious number.

Dancing Dill

 
Hmmm, if only it were a Christmas pickle so I could hang it on my festive Doug fir.

Hey ptooey, I'm borrowing your dancing pickle for this tune. Seems appropriate for this cool, delicious number.

Dancing Dill

8->9
 Middleton wrote:
don't let my husband know I gave the Pixies an 8
 
HEY, MIDDLETON'S HUSBAND! SHE GAVE THE PIXIES AN 8!

{#Nyah}

to mi deli!!
Super Awesome: More Pixies Please