They're Probly Drinkin Coffee
The persona, or character, who is singin that son, is in a survival situation. His life sucks.
Yet, in his own awareness, in his own imagination, he can own, that there are other folks, whose lives suck not.
If he asks himself, "What's the alternative?", he has, in his own mind, at least one possible alternative, and that gives, to him, hope that he may, some day, be in such a situation.
Ultimately, he will be led to the modern survival network, for our folks, which is the Bible Fixit Middles.