Joni Mitchell is back after nine years, and she’s on the attack. In the title track to her new album, “Shine,” Mitchell takes a nice swipe at the Catholic Church by name.I already let one "Starbuck-aholic" know. Thought I'd let you know. I have no problem with artistic freedom. There is a need for avenues in society to discuss truth, beauty and goodness. This seems corporately myopic and disingenuous.
“Shine on the Catholic Church/And the prisons that it owns,” she sings. “Shine on all the Churches/that love less and less.”
Mitchell was never one to mince words, but in her triumphant return on Starbucks’ Hear Records, she doesn’t give an inch.
Mitchell’s album will be something of a revelation to young people who might buy it at Starbucks when it’s released Tuesday if they listen to it and read the lyrics.
By the way, what prisons does the Church own?
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