Drummer Matt Greiner told Antiquiet
that this was the most challenging track to write drums to on Rescue & Restore
. "The song is relentless!," he said. "The song opens up with this big introduction that pulls you in and keeps you on your toes. Through a series of twists and turns, the linear writing leads you to a guitar riff that I compliment with the bells on my drum-set, which I use sparingly on our records. The very next part has the fastest blast beat I've ever played on any ABR record. It took me at least two hours to get the drums right for just that ten-second part. I am happy we chose to keep it as fast as we did though because it sets the song up well for the 'whiny' breakdown that follows."
"All in all, 'Count It All As Lost' is one of my favorite songs on the record," he continued. "The song is very linear in fashion and takes you through a windy road of sounds and styles before arriving at the end where you are somehow still banging your head and smiling at the same time!"