"Here Comes My Man" as written by and Brian Fallon....
And how much time do you think that we have?
If I wanted to, I could start over again
Let the good night decide who she wants me to find
And I'll never let you drop another tear in my eye

Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man
Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man

Yeah

And all my life I never had a chance
Don't you think I knew about all your pretty girlfriends
But I waited for you, gave you time to decide
But you never saw it from anybody else's side
So I packed up my things and I faced up my doubts
You know I think I will grow my hair back out
Nevermind what you think
Nevermind what you like
I'll take it out to the streets for somebody else to admire

Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man
Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man

Maybe time will tell you
Why I got so much hell to sell you
Please, please understand me
Oh you can't just dance around me
Maybe your work will love you
When I'm just not there to hold you
Maybe your pride can be your companion
Oh but I just won't be there to stand for it
Not one more minute will I stand for it

Oh-oh

You found me singing, baby

Oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man
Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man
Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man
Singing oh sha-la-la, oh sha-la-la
Listen honey here comes my man
Here comes my man
Here comes my man
Here comes my man
Here comes my man
Here comes my man


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"Here Comes My Man" as written by Brian Fallon

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  • +2
    My Interpretationi think the video really clears things up. it is all from the guys point of view. he is in love with a girl who doesn't put in the same effort as him and places her job etc over him. "don't you think i knew about all your pretty girlfriends, but i waited for you gave you time to decide," meaning he could have easily dated one of her friends or maybe just another woman in general but he waited for her. finally, the chorus, i think this is him knowing how good of a bf he has been and hes going to find someone else who will appreciate him for that, and the new girl will be singing "here comes my man".
    gjlally21on October 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI quite like the idea that it is from both sides. The guy is madly in love with her, and she loves him, but she works too much at her job and doesn't give him enough time to feel truly loved.

    He therefore finds other girls to pass the time that he thinks she doesn't know about.

    They've both done wrong.

    The chorus is obviously told from the girls point of view as she has moved on.

    The first verse is him saying he'd love to carry on and start again as is the third. The rest is from her side.

    Just a thought
    Kermit14on August 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song was written from a woman's point of view. Watch the making of video.

    youtube.com/…
    nicole24on February 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song somewhat confuses me. I'm not sure, but from the first few listens and attempts at interpretation, the story's being told from the perspective of a woman, whose man doesn't appear to appreciate her and kind of mucks things around a bit and she eventually gets sick of it.

    Not totally sure what the chorus represents, "Listen Honey, here comes my man." First impressions are that the woman is saying that to another, different man, or saying it to her current man, when she finds love with the aforementioned. Dunno. But if it's the former, it kind of blows my original interpretation out of the water. But whatever, another solid record from the finest band in the Universe, although I must say, not as good as the rest they've produced.
    kamikazedreameron July 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's left him for another man and wants him to choke on his pride for letting her go. That's what I get from the lyrics anyway. GOOD band.
    Jeffreystumpon July 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think the chorus is a small reference to Bruce Springsteen, and his song "Little girl so fine"
    infinite22on July 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with Kamikaze Dreamer and Jeffrey. I definitely feel like this story is from the woman's perspective, which is incredibly strange.

    To me the song is about a woman who has left someone that wasn't too great, made her cry, took his job more seriously than her, had a couple of other girls on the side. So she leaves, and decides to grow her hair back out and look for someone new, let the night decide who is better, etc.

    The chorus is her running into the old guy on the streets, but her new guy is coming along, so she's just like, hey bro, it's good seeing you and all, but I've moved on.

    The bridge complicates it for me a little as the background vocals say "one of these, one of these, one of these days" and makes me feel like maybe this didn't really happen to the speaker, but is something she is hoping will happen.

    Song is still cool, but strange to sing if you're a guy. I can't think of another song that is sung by a man, but is told in the first person perspective of a woman. It's either the smartest thing ever or the most crazy... I hope Gaslight doesn't go the way of Against Me! ha ha ha.
    idlj13on August 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Tom Petty's "Here Comes My Girl," though obviously Brian used both the male and female perspective.
    DarthWaderon August 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationUnless the writer was homosexual (which he's not) the line "Listen, honey, here comes my man," wouldn't make very much sense if he was the one making the statement. But he isn't.

    He's quoting the girl in this situation. He was waiting for her, expecting for them to work it out to be together. But instead, she's already dating someone else.

    There is the possibility that it's written from a female perspective, and the chorus is literal, but that's unlikely since the verses suggest that the character is going to seek love elsewhere, rather than having already found it.
    SunBalleton December 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWatch the making of Handwritten on youtube he said it he wrote this song from the womans point of view in a break up
    also at a show he said he dedicated it to his daughter
    Ril3yon April 09, 2013   Link

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