Count It Up

Album: Open Here (2018)
  • If you've ever owned a car
    Or you rent a car
    Or you have a company car
    Then count that up
    Add it to the ever-growing list of things you can't claim all the credit for
    If your mother had a job
    And your dad had a job
    When you were growing up then count that up
    'Cause pounds and pennies aren't the only kind of capital

    If you've ever visited another country and waltzed through passport control
    Then count that up
    Put one more stamp in the book you'd like to call I Own My Own Genius
    (Count it up)
    If you get to choose the clothes you wear and how you cut your hair
    Then count that up
    (Count it up)
    And you can utilise your democratic power for the good of somebody else

    Then try to
    Count
    Count
    Count
    Count it up

    I'm quite an old-fashioned fellow
    I am not averse to owning up
    Can't we give each other
    The tiniest benefit of the doubt?

    If you can go through day to day without the fear of violence
    Count that up
    (Count it up)
    If people don't stare at you on the street because of the colour of your skin
    Count that up
    (Count it up)
    If your body makes some kind of sense to you
    Count that up
    (Count it up)
    And use the breath you have left to say something that matters

    Then try to
    Count it up

    If you can turn on the tap
    And your kids can drink the water
    Count that up
    (Count it up)
    If you've ever had the luxury of turning down a job
    Count that up
    (Count it up)
    If you had books and newspapers in your house when you were a kid
    Count that up
    (Count it up)
    Don't forget
    Don't forget
    Don't forget to count it up
    (Count it up)Writer/s: Peter Brewis, David Brewis
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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