Joni Mitchell — “If I Had a Heart” (from Shine) — If I Had a Heart - Shine

Four decades in, and still rousing the rabble, in her own inimitably elegant fashion, from both sides now: in a terrific, brilliantly bare-bones track from her 2007 comeback smash, Joni takes on the holy hatemongers and the enviro-terrorists, but is also keen enough to turn the mirror upon herself, questioning — and, perhaps, even confounded by — her own complicity, whatever the size, in maintaining the madness by which she feels inextricably engulfed.

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