This pop song built on a sleek synth motif finds the Brewis brothers detailing the advantages middle-class white guys have. David Brewis explained to Mojo: "Count It Up is partly about a mistake we all make all the time, where you give yourself more credit than you deserve, for what's essentially an array of circumstances."
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.