Like Al Pacino’s cat, nothing lasts in this life.
No, that's not really what the song says, but it works, too. I don't know much about Switchfoot in real life, but their "Beautiful Letdown" cd has been amazingly versatile in speaking different parts of my life these last few months, and the words* one of them says on the link above are pretty amazing, too. Amazingly thought-provoking, at the very least.
You can thank my mom for the "cat" version of the lyrics; I think she's the one that "heard" it when we in the car with the cd this summer. (Thanks, Mama. :D)
*Under the "music" frame; I only read up to "Following are the cont'd thoughts of Jon..."