While I was listening to this song, I came across the following sentence:

Nothing ever good really is.

What does this sentence mean? Is this construction common?


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The full expression is

I know it ain't been easy; nothing ever good really is [easy]

It means good things are never really easy to get or achieve. However the word order is strange, the word "ever" seems to be in the wrong place.

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