Uh, and I heard 'em say, nothing's ever promised tomorrow today
And I heard 'em say
Nothing's ever promised tomorrow today
But we'll a find a way
And nothing last forever but be honest babe
It hurts but it may be the only way

from Kanye West (Ft. Adam Levine) – Heard 'Em Say Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This chorus as well as the ending verse by Levine is recycled in the Maroon 5 song “Nothing Lasts Forever”

The chorus (as well as the entire song) is about how nothing in life is guaranteed and sometimes doing what is right means doing something that hurts.

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