Thank you for your explanation, Egmont, but I'm still not sure I understand. Could you explain it more literally? For example the verb 'counts' - does it mean something like 'matters', 'is important' in this context?
Oh, I see. So it's like with poetry, where you can only try to guess what the author meant, right?
But leaving aside what the songwriter actually meant by this sentence, is it possible to paraphrase it somehow?