“if the past doesn’t show
try counting backwards to ten”
Edited for clarity: I think this is a reference to the first poem that was submitted – Clocks Are Marching… . I think it basically means that in order to get to the point where our history starts giving us a blueprint of our future – where it says above it isn’t showing – that you have to go back to this poem, Clocks Are Marching… . As for the title, it’s a music reference.