Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift Team Up on Emotional ‘The Joker & The Queen’ Remix: Listen + Lyrics
The "Bad Habits" singer announced his and Swift's collaboration after performing the song solo at The BRIT Awards on Feb. 8.
Fans of the pop duo have been speculating the two had something up their sleeves following a string of hints. Sheeran wears a Taylor Swift patch on his jacket in his "Overpass Graffiti" music video, while Swift carves "=" into a cake in her "I Bet You Think About Me" video.
The original solo version of "The Joker & The Queen" appears on Sheeran's fourth studio album, =.
Sheeran co-wrote the song with Johnny McDaid and Fred Again. At first, he wasn't sold on the track.
"I was like, 'Alright... metaphors, card game, show your cards on the table, heart, joker, queen, king, diamonds,' and it was written very, very quickly and I was very skeptical of the song for months," he told Apple Music per Music News.
As for Swift and Sheeran, the two previously teamed up on "End Game" off Swift's album Reputation, as well as on "Run," a vault track featured on Swift's re-release of Red (Taylor's Version).
The music video teaser for Sheeran and Swift's version of "The Joker & The Queen" appears to continue the story of their 2013 duet, "Everything Has Changed."
Watch the music video, below.
Plus, check out the full "The Joker & The Queen" remix lyrics as they become available, below.
Verse 1: Ed Sheeran
How was I to know? It's a crazy thing
I showed you my hand and you still let me win
And who was I to say that this was meant to be?
The road that was broken brought us together
Chorus: Ed Sheeran
And I know you could fall for a thousand kings
And hearts that would give you a diamond ring
When I fold, you see the best in me
The joker and the queen
Verse 2: Taylor Swift
I've been played before, if you hadn't guessed
So I kept my cards close to my foolproof vest
But you called my bluff
And saw through all my tells
And then you went all-in
And we left together
Repeat Chorus: Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift x 2