"Why am I not in bed, like everyone else, dead to the world? Why do I do this, live with the constant pain, the suffering, the sacrifice? Why? Because I can. Because pain tells me I'm awake. Reminds me I'm alive. Who am I? I am the wrecker of steel. I am the crusher of mediocrity. I am the face of destiny. I am Animal..."
It starts here. But this is just one journey among many... There is no end. There never is.
"I begin tomorrow. Eighteen weeks in this dark hole. 126 days of pain. 3024 hours of hunger and desire. I'm already counting the minutes, the seconds. When it's over, I'll step into the light. I will shine..."
Until then, you'll live in the shadow, in the darkness, in a place few will ever see... Where ugliness becomes beautiful.
"This place, this darkness... There's no better place to be. This is where the real work gets done. So if you're with me, get that time card and punch in, cuz it's gonna be a long, sweet ride. Be prepared to get your hands dirty. Listen... Hear that silence? Tomorrow it's gonna rock 'n roll. So let's get the show on the road. Let's throw some iron into the fire..."