Joni Mitchell slams Catholic Church

Singer Joni Mitchell is back on the scene after nine years, and she’s swinging critique in her lyrics at the Catholic Church.

The title track to her new album, “Shine,” Mitchell lambasts the Catholic Church by name.

“Shine on the Catholic Church/And the prisons that it owns,” she sings. “Shine on all the Churches/that love less and less.”

Mitchell has always been known for her protest songs, but in her new album on Starbucks’ Hear Records, she is unflinching in her criticism.

In “Shine,” she continues: “Shine on lousy leadership/Licensed to kill/Shine on dying soldiers/In patriotic pain/Shine on mass destruction/In some God’s name!”

Mitchell plays nearly all the instruments on the album herself, and all the singing.

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