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Haley Grigaitis of Ruca Explains "Hands Off"

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There's nothing more annoying than when your boyfriend's ex-girlfriend just can't move on -- especially when it involves her posting adorable animal pictures on his Facebook page. It's that kind of ex-girlfriend misbehavior that inspired local musician Haley Grigaitis, aka Ruca, to write the bluesy song, "Hands Off."

"'Hands Off' is about a ex-girlfriend that could not let go of my man," Grigaitis says. "After he broke off their very brief relationship, she continued to text, call, and post fun things on his Facebook wall, like her cat wearing a princess sweater. It drove me absolutely insane. After a few weeks of this, I let it all come out in my notebook and had most of the song written in one take -- very therapeutic."

Not only does the track serve as a warning to that lady in particular, Grigaitis hopes the song's message is one anyone can learn from.

"This is a story I think a lot of people can relate to and might help someone realize that they need to let go of a relationship," Grigaitis says. "My view is, why waste your time pining over someone that doesn't want to be with you? Live your own life, be happy, find someone that wants you as much as you want them! However, if that someone happens to be my man, keep your hands off!"

See Grigaitis play the tune live this Friday, November 2, at Martini Ranch. Check out the song, along with lyrics, after the jump, and for tickets to the show, go here.

Hands Off

Your games are getting old, nobody wants to play
Especially when you change the rules every other day
You broadcast all your thoughts for the whole wide world to see
You may think it's the right thing, but it don't work for me

Keep your hands by your side - Keep my man off your dirty, dirty mind
(Hands off, hands off)

I've already told you - I'm out of things to say
It never seems to get to you, when will you go away
You don't get to call him baby, don't call him late at night
Hell, just don't call him anymore, it only serves you right

Keep your hands by your side - Keep my man off your dirty, dirty mind
(Hands off, hands off)

All this time he was mine, even when you came along
You're nothing but a distraction, fatal attraction gone wrong

I'll tell you one last time before I lose my self control
It's a countdown to a smackdown, if you don't hit the road

Keep your hands by your side - Keep my man off your dirty, dirty mind
(Hands off, hands off)
Keep your hands by your side - Keep my man off your dirty, dirty mind
(Hands off, hands off)

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