According to the Hands Songfacts, this was the first song the Ting Tings wrote after an exhausting year and a half on the road, which is reflected when Katie White sings, "clap your hands if you're working too hard." She explained the lyric to Spinner UK: "Traveling around the world, we saw how hard people worked. With our hectic tour schedule, we experienced it first hand. People should have a little more time for themselves."
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