"Everything Counts" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
The handshake seals the contract
From the contract there's no turning back
The turning point of a career
In Korea being insincere
The holiday was fun-packed
The contract still intact

[Chorus:]
The grabbing hands grab all they can
All for themselves after all
The grabbing hands grab all they can
All for themselves after all
It's a competitive world
Everything counts in large amounts

The graph on the wall
Tells the story of it all
Picture it now see just how
The lies and deceit gained a little more power
Confidence taken in
By a suntan and a grin

[Chorus:]

Everything counts in large amounts
The grabbing hands grab all they can
Everything counts in large amounts


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"Everything Counts" as written by Martin Gore

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Everything Counts (Depeche Mode cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentbecause this is a cover i think it's more of what it means in the context of the album.
    when martin lee gore wrote it, it definately did mean what ac666 said. i mean... duh...
    but in the context of the album it comes directly after episode666. because of this i think it means the same thing, cept on a larger scale. mankind got screwed, as did the world ^_^
    xJotunxon October 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song was the perfect choice for the end of the record...we finally realized we were wrong and it was our mistake/fault but it was all too late, then whoracle is the soothing calm of the earth with no humans
    Robotnik33on November 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDepeche Mode cover, far better than the original.
    nemuuon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn right. Martin Gore was never the most cryptic of lyricists, it's easy to understand. It's about Depeche Mode being fucked up the ass by their record company back in the 80s.
    ac666on July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmeaning :
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts

    but still though its cover this song is fuckin awsome
    azrawon January 26, 2008   Link

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