"Count the Days" is a song by The New Power Generation, released as the final single from their 1995 album, Exodus. The bluesy ballad is accompanied by little more instrumentation than the guitar. The lyrics describe negative situations, while Prince "counts the days" until life is better.
The CD single was released in Europe with the harsher profanity removed. Its B-side was album track "New Power Soul", a mostly instrumental number with the title repeated throughout. "New Power Soul" is a band-oriented, laid-back funk jam, allowing solos for the horn section, drums and organ. Background noise was added to sound as if the song was recorded with an audience. The title of this song re-appeared (as two words) as the title of the 1998 New Power Generation album,Newpower Soul.