"Still Counting" as written by Jon Larsen, Thomas Bredahl, Anders Kjolholm and Michael Poulsen....
Counting all the assholes in the room
Well I'm definitely not alone, well I'm not alone
You're a liar, you're a cheater, you're fool
Well that's just like me yoohoo and I know you too
Mr. Perfect don't exist my little friend
And I tell you it again, and I do it again
Counting all the assholes in the room, Well I'm
Definitely not alone, well I'm not alone

Look deep into yourself before you blame all others
For betrayal, for betrayal
I promise, so easy to say, and easy you failed,
And you do it again

Well the music seems do cover
And all the liquid do the colors
Well I turn my back and
Go for all the better things in order

Well maybe you think your lie is safe
But I read you like a letter, yeah like a letter
Your charm do not evens the pain
It feeds me with rage, and you do it again

Well the music seems do cover
And all the liquid do the colors
Well I turn my back and
Go for all the better things in order

Well the music seems do cover
And all the liquid do the colours
Well I turn my back and
Go for all the better things in order

And a gangster keeps on telling
That he got a song that matters
So I flip a coin towards him
Thank you very much for listening

Lyrics submitted by schax, edited by noriel1042, chris10250

"Still Counting" as written by Jon Larsen Anders Kjolholm

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  • +4
    Song Meaningsounds like this is about a girl who is breaking up with a guy because he is a jerk, but she isn't too great herself. and she has a history of the same thing.
    disturbedrox2011on January 07, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's a self realization. A man looking into the mirror. It didn't apply to just one situation like a record deal or N.A. , or breaking up with somebody else. When you look into a mirror you can't lie and liquor can't cover it up. He's trapping to himself angry with his own actions. Why would you think an intelligent man would believe everyone in the room is an asshole if he does not know them all well? Think about it. Let it percolate......ding!
    Smoke69on March 18, 2018   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome song ! =)
    chancehugaboomon February 23, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI thought it was about the process of getting signed to a label.

    When an artist has a lot of money behind them, but the label internally passed on signing them, they'll put on a "showcase" to make the backers believe that the artist had a fair shot.

    This is usually a really big production. An auditorium at the headquarters will be filled with middle-management and executives (read: assholes) and the artist will have between 15 and 30 minutes to show off. They'll have full production support, including PA and lighting design (lights ran through the colors). The audience will have been instructed to act overwhelmingly receptive to the music, regardless of their personal tastes (music seemed to comfort).

    At the end, the artist will either be offered a "development" contract, which grants the label certain rights to the artist with no promise of return for the artist's investment; or they'll simply get radio silence from the label. Very rarely do labels send outright rejections.

    When a label actually likes an artist, it's never as-they-come. They want to change the artist or the music somehow to fit with the catalog that the label is trying to build, but without overly stepping on the toes of an existing label artist (or sometimes, deliberately stepping on the toes of an existing artist).

    The last stanza describes the artist finally realizing that the industry is run like a sort of mafia. I like the fact that Volbeat leaves the ending open to interpretation, because the last line is "thank you very much for listening," which is often how bands address the audience of execs at the end of their showcases. It could also be meant sarcastically, as if he's telling the label to eff off.
    noriel1042on March 09, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice interpretation disturbed. I also think it's two people, but it doesn't necessairly need to be two in a relationship. It's definitely one person calling another out on being a hypocrite.
    keykeyx10000on March 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you think about it you're always surrounded by assholes. Liars, cheaters, fools, the list goes on. And these assholes may be assholes to others because they think they are assholes(did that make any sense?) But if you look deep into yourself you may just be the same. You do this because it is easier to blame or correct someone else than yourself. You also see others flaws rather than your own. Mr. Perfect doesn't exist. Everyone has something on their consious that they may or may not regret.
    TheCreeperSWEon May 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe first idea that pops into my head when I listen to this song is that it is definitely about practicing what you preach. But however, when someone says it to another some people realize they have done or still do the same thing. Then they wish they never had done that thing, and think they are just the same as the other person. Once they feel they are in the same boat as the other person, they feel like an asshole. And from the song name, he is probably talking about still counting the people that do bad things but feel bad about it, like an addiction for example.
    JakeHelixon November 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen i first hear this song , just one word came into my mind: "perfect".I think this song is perfect because there's always that times that you feel like an asshole,maybe because of something that you said or done but then you realize that you are not alone and when you look around you can see the assholes inside the others.You can see everyone is an asshole sometimes, and you can read them like a letter and you just smile. But i think being an asshole is a thing you do just for your girlfriend or boyfriend.You never be an asshole to your friends but you know they 're assholes too and you start counting all the assholes in the room,you are definetly not alone,they are your assholes and no matter what you have eachother.
    Echo981on August 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think this song is about the rooms of AA and NA. The line that 'you're a liar, you're a cheater, you're a fool just like me' speaks to the fact that everyone in the room is the same, you are no different. And there are a lot of assholes in AA who think they are 'better than' because they only drank and did not use drugs. The song also mentions not blaming others and looking at yourself instead of taking other peoples inventory. But what clinches it for me is the last line when he says' thank you very much for listening' which is something people say when they are done sharing. Just my humble opinion.
    cheryl333on September 19, 2017   Link

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