One of the more upbeat songs on Cold's debut album, "Goodbye Cruel World" is about how lead singer Scooter Ward sees things going to heck around him but refuses to give in because hope still exists.
Zero from The Abyss, NjThe only thing upbeat about this song is the tempo. I really don't see any indications of hope in the lyrics. (at the end, he even ENCOURAGES the person to kill the other person, whomever that would be. It's most likely sarcasm, but still...) It seems like the narrator is TRYING to be positive, but everyone around him is bringing down.