Shine on the Catholic Church
And the prisons that it owns.
Shine on all the churches
That love less and less.
Shine on lousy leadership
Licensed to kill.
Shine on dying soldiers
In patriotic pain.
Shine on mass destruction
In some God's name.
On the singer's web site, she comments about If I Had a Heart, another song on the album: "I spent a couple of years in anger. I had fallen into a place where there was a lot of shaming and blaming, which I believe is the lowest level of evil. It conspires to having a bad heart-a heart poisoned with anger."
It seems, my friend, you are not free of anger-poisoning yet. And it seems to be particularly targeted at men, Christianity and the US government. In the words of a friend of mine, Joni appears to have gotten her knickers in quite a twist. "What's coming out of me is all sociological and theological complaint," she complained to the New York Times.
I'm afraid so, my dear. We'll pray for you. In the meantime, though, just say "no" to hate. I have it on a bumper sticker, if you want to borrow it.
HT to the Curt Jester with extra credit for his witty "Old hippie Joni Mitchell bravely confronts Islam's treatment of women... oh, wait --"
I find the response of iClaudius to the Curt Jester's post simply irresistible: "They paved paradise and put up a Starbucks" just doesn't have the same ring to it." Yeah. You'd think that at least she'd be shilling for Ben & Jerry's or something like that.