Got me counting my blessings, it took me A-D to see

from Wale – Don't Hold Your Applause Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It apparently took the undershipping and poor chart performance of Wale’s debut album, Attention Deficit, to get him to appreciate what he has.

“A-D” could also be alternatively heard as “Haiti.” It apparently took the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti to get Wale to appreciate what he has.

A third possible explanation of what Wale is saying is “eighty”, as in it took him eighty blessings to see

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