"Queen of Hearts" as written by and Hank Devito....
Midnight
And I'm a-waiting on the twelve-oh-five
Hoping it'll take me just a little farther down the line

Moonlight
You're just a heartache in disguise
Won't you keep my heart from breaking
If it's only for a very short time

Playing with the Queen of Hearts
Knowing it ain't really smart
The Joker ain't the only fool
Who'll do anything for you

Laying out another lie
Thinking 'bout a life of crime
'Cause that's what I'll have to do
To keep me away from you

Honey, you know it makes you mad
Why is everybody telling everybody what you have done?
Baby, I know it makes you sad
But when they're handing out the heartaches
You know you got to have you some

Playing with the Queen of Hearts
Knowing it ain't really smart
The Joker ain't the only fool
Who'll do anything for you

Laying out another lie
Thinking 'bout a life of crime
'Cause that's what I'll have to do
To keep me away from you

Lovers, I know you've had a few
But hide your heart beneath the covers
And tell 'em they're the only one
And others, they know just what I'm going through
And it's a-hard to be a lover when you say you're only in it for fun

Playing with the Queen of Hearts
Knowing it ain't really smart
The Joker ain't the only fool
Who'll do anything for you

Playing with the Queen of Hearts
And knowing it ain't really smart
The Joker ain't the only fool
Who'll do anything for you

Laying out another lie
Thinking 'bout a life of crime
'Cause that's what I'll have to do
To keep me away from you

Playing with the Queen of Hearts
Playing with the Queen of Hearts
Playing with the Queen of Hearts
Playing with the Queen of Hearts


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"Queen of Hearts" as written by Hank Devito

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    My Interpretation"The Queen of Hearts" is the one, the one you really want. The Joker is the next floozy. He's playing hard to get and she's about to (try) to get away. He never cuts her any slack, never gives her a moment to think "Maybe" he's going to keep her heart from breaking. Not even in bed! And she doesn't have to catch him cheating, he sends people to tell her what he's doing. And he gets upset, but really, he's the one doing it.

    The woman is either a stalker or the best thing that could happen to him! But either way he's the one pulling the strings, it looks like.

    Midnight
    And I'm a-waitin'
    On the twelve-o-five
    Hopin' it'll take me
    Just a little farther down the line

    It's the middle of the night, she's on the run, trying to get to "safety" but probably metaphorically


    Moonlight
    You're just a heartache in disguise
    Won't you keep my heart from breakin'
    If it's only for a very short time

    Moonlight is his sweet, romantic side. She's like, "Give me something to believe in, even if it's a lie."

    >Playing with the Queen of Hearts
    >Knowin' it ain't really smart

    Kinda dumb to "Play" with the queen of your heart

    >The Joker ain't the only fool
    >Who'll do anything for you

    Why mess with another player when
    You've got me hook, line and sinker?

    Laying out another lie

    "I'm trying to make up a story that will make all this work, maybe lying to myself"

    Thinkin' 'bout a life of crime
    'Cos that's what I'll have to do
    To keep me away from you

    I am getting desperate to fix this, even if it means getting away from you

    Honey, you know it makes you mad
    Why is everybody tellin' everybody
    What you have done

    I'm not spying, you're just not keeping your secrets

    Baby, I know it makes you sad
    But when they're handin' out the heartaches
    You know you got to have you some

    It's not me you're trying to hurt, you're sabotaging the best thing you've got going

    (See above for chorus)

    Lovers, I know you've had a few
    But hide your heart beneath the covers
    And tell 'em they're the only one

    I know I'm not the first, but I'd like to think I'm the one that matters now!

    And others, they know just
    What I'm going through
    And it's a-hard to be a lover
    When you say you're only in it for fun

    I know you care, don't keep trying to hurt me, don't make it hard to pretend!
    jotokaion June 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song could mean:
    "I know I'm out of your league and don't need all this pain you cause but I just can't resist you. But if you keep 'Playing with the queen of hearts, knowing it ain't really smart" (her) he's in for a surprise and will regret losing her later in life.
    cassie1190on September 15, 2017   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningtwelve o five: five past twelve meaning it's already too late for real change. Waiting/hoping for a little change to cope with it and get trough.

    Moonlight = romance, passion but in this case it brings continued heartache

    Playing with the queen of hearts: she's playing with her heart, knowing it's not really smart. She knows she's a fool. She will do anything for him.

    Laying down another lie: she has to do a crime to get her away of him, but she is not going to do that, not a true solution, just another lie like her relationship that's not the real thing.

    He also got his share of heartache, trying to unsuccesfully hide it, his reputation gone bad. Everthing is in the open. Everyone knows what he's doing and how she's feeling.
    knightride365on March 14, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNobody's commented yet? Come on! This is a great song. Juice is a great country-pop singer with a great voice. I think this is about an ex or soon-to-be-ex-lover who she's really attracted to, but knows is bad for her.
    FloydFanon September 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow im not a big fan of country but this is actually a really good song. she does have a pretty good voice and i think the song has a good beat to it. and as for what the song means, i pretty much agree with floydfan.
    pluggz01on September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy take on this is that the song is about someone pretending to like another person on a personal level while they're really only interested in sex:

    "And it's a-hard to be a lover
    When you say you're only in it for fun"
    "playing with the queen of hearts"--> I'd say she means playing a women's heart
    Locomacoon January 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always figured that the "Queen of Hearts" is a woman you desire but is either far out of your league and/or much more experienced in the game of love.

    However, you just can't help being lured back to her, she'll always be a few moves ahead but yet you just keep chasing.

    The "Joker" is just a reference to cards, the phrasing of "Joker ain't the only fool..." implied to me that you are the fool here. Like a moth to a flame.

    But yeah, nice song.
    DeadParadeon May 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI pretty much agree with floyd...

    She has a guy she can't manage to get over and she's running wild being easy just to make herself get over him. Kinda like my sister is doing with her ex right now lol

    Midnight verse: waiting for midnight to run the streets to get him off her

    moonlight verse: nights are the loneliest but she's hoping she'll make it through the night

    Chorus: perhaps she's calling herself the queen of hearts who's gonn a do what she has to do to get over? The joker ain't the only fool because she also will do anything for him? Laying out another lie, thinking about a life of crime... just another part of this wild life? These guys she's sleeping with are only temporary so she plays the part by lying. Or lying to everyone else because she's too ashamed to admit she's been wh*ring around? Lol

    Honey verse: everyone is gossiping about what's going on between them. He knows what she's doing is bothering him, but everyone heart breaks sometime?

    Lovers verse: she knows he's sleeping around also so go ahead and lie to them as you've lied to me. And others understand what she's doing now also, playing the part, sleeping around with ppl that mean nothing to her.

    Love sucks like that.




    AmyNLNon March 10, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOff her mind*
    AmyNLNon March 10, 2018   Link

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