Any metal drummer. Pick one. Their parts are usually incredibly active and some play at blistering speeds, even given the genre.
"Spirit Never Dies" by Masterplan:
"Never give up / Never give in / Won't stop believing / 'Cause I'm gonna win [...] There is no limit to what can be done! / Climbing the mountain with power so strong"
"Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba:
I get knocked down But I get back up again You're never going to keep me down
Metal band Anvil — this is a band that has been active for over thirty years, but had probably the worst luck you'll ever see, but did this stop them? No! They kept pressing on until they finally got a break in 2008 when their documentary was able to help bring them the success they deserve. At least they got their documentary, although mainstream media downplayed it as an example of Giftedly Bad.
Riot have had even worse luck than Anvil: they had to sue their record label to get an album released, and then were dropped. Fire Down Under was delayed for a year by lawsuits: it wasn't exactly a hit, but is often mentioned as the first Speed Metal album, and is to this day considered a classic. Then singer Guy Speranza quit music entirely. After recording one album with Rhett Forrester on vocals, they got dropped by their record label again. It was discovered later that the record labels weren't even their biggest problem: their own management team acted in a way that scared off anybody who wanted to give Riot higher-level promotion, because their management was more interested in having a "pet" band than having a successful one. Among the promoters chased off were Aerosmith's management team, who were looking to expand their roster at a time that Aerosmith were semi-disbanded. They eventually found another label, but in the meantime, the similarly-named Los Angeles band Quiet Riot had gone platinum, causing an identity problem for the New York City-based Riot. Riot broke up, and resurfaced in Texas several years later with only guitarist Mark Reale remaining from their "classic" lineup. They continue to this day to be a well-respected band, but are mainly able to keep going because they are Big In Japan. Also, continuing the blues refrain, no hopes of reunions of their early lineups, as Speranza and Forrester have both since passed.
Even more so with Famous Last Words, from the same album. I am not afraid to keep on living/I am not afraid to walk this world alone/Honey if you stay I'll be forgiven/Nothing you can say can stop me going home.
Crush 40's songs have some very determined lyrics. Of particular note is Open Your Heart's "I can't hold on much longer/But I will never let go".
The Megas' new album History Repeating includes a song called "Continue," based on the password theme of Megaman 3.
Footprints as far as you can see This is who you are, you'll always be The one, the one to fare the storm... If it was up to you, and you knew that you would lose If it was up to you, I know, you'd always choose...to continue.
Ludwig van Beethoven. Even though he was born into the lower class and suffered from an abusive childhood at the hands of an alcoholic father, was socially isolated because of his class and intelligence, was physically ill most of his life and even went deaf (leading him to contemplate suicide) - he just went right on living and composing until the end, even after his nephew shot himself. Not to mention, he was a revolutionary and an uncompromising artist - he could have made a lot of money writing comic operas, but was determined to spend his life creating serious art.
"I shall seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not bend and crush me completely" - Ludwig van Beethoven
The 3rd Symphony: revolutionary, defying all rules and stylistic conventions of the time. The composer named the work "Sinfonia Eroica", which is Italian for "Heroic Symphony".
The 5th Symphony: Famous for it's subject of triumph over adversity, particularly the "darkness to light" transition during the final section.
The 9th Symphony: A philanthropic, humanistic hymn in response to the Napoleonic Wars. Also, his first public appearance in 12 years as a musician was at the premierre, which makes this one of the great comebacks off all time since most critics had thought him washed up.
The Hammerklavier Sonata: begins energetically, becomes heartbreakingly still and melancholy midway but eventually truimphs in in a blaze of complex intellectual activity.
The Late String Quartets: the last six major works of his career, life-affirming and full of humanity although composed as he was sick and nearing death.
"Hound of Heaven" by Daniel Amos (from Horrendous Disc) is about being on the receiving end. God is the Hound of Heaven, and he's relentlessly pursuing the listener.
You cant run You cant hide From the Hound of Heaven Youre free to choose Can you refuse The seeker of souls?
Yehoram Gaon's song about Sir Moses Montefiore. When he's 80, angels come and tell him "God says it's time for you to go". He answers "Can't go, too busy", and goes about his business. They repeat it ten years later, with the same result. Ten years later, he's tired enough to go... but finds there are still too many matters to attend. Finally, at the age of 101, he dies... yet there are people who swear they still see him going about his business.
The Hamilton Mixtape: One of the reasons Lin-Manuel Miranda pins for others rejecting him in "Wrote My Way Out" is his endless drive and refusal to calm down.
Janie sings on the corner, what keeps her from dyin'? Let 'em say what they want, she won't stop tryin', oh you know She might stumble if they push her 'round She might fall, but she'll never lie down, it's not so bad
I felt no pain till I was down and I was told that I was bleeding And even then I knew I wasn't done 'Cause the wounds I get, they will just collect Ensuring that I don't forget Reminders of the battles that I've lost and that I've won