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Lead singer Dan Baird wrote this about the problems their drummer was having with his girlfriend. He wrote it in one sitting on their tour bus.
The video portrayed a shotgun wedding, complete with very pregnant bride and actual shotgun.
This was the only hit for the Georgia Satellites. Baird had a hit as a solo artist in 1992 with "I Love You Period."
Many people thought the line "I've got a little change in my pocket, going jingle, linga, ling" was a reference to masturbation. The group denied this.
The group was signed to Elektra Records after executives heard a cheaply made 8-track demo of this song. Elektra gave the band a 5-figure budget to cut an entire album of material, but despite attempting several different recordings of "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," none of these takes were as good as the demo. The demo was included on the album, and that is the version you hear. (thanks, Dan - Montreal, Canada)
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