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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"Lyrics warning" Song lyrics are not meant to be examples of normal spoken English or written prose.
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.