The lead singer (my buddy's uncle, for the record) is so optimistic with no real reason to be, he just believes in himself and the band and doesn't give up. Good story.
Look, your whole life is a total failure, this is an absolute truth. You can give up now or you can drive it into the ground and maybe eventually get up on top the pile for a little while before it all comes crashing down. Besides, you come from nothing, you go back to nothing, what've you lost? Nothing! So quit whining and go swing your stick until you hit something. If something hits you, punch it in the face and continue beating your way to the top.