The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Bella Lourenco

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Performed by Bella Lourenco
  1. Better Times Will Come Bella Lourenco 2:16


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From Janis: I saw Bella’s video on YouTube and was knocked out by her spontaneity and joy – she sings full-throated, and plays her heart out. When I invited her to join and asked for some bio material, she had this to say: “Bella Lourenco is a recent class of 2020 high school graduate who loves singing and playing the ukulele.  She plans on studying elementary education and working with young children. She really enjoyed this inspirational song from Janis Ian about hope for a better future.” Well. Who could ask for more?!

(Janis Ian)

Better times, better times will come.
Better times, better times will come.
When this world learns to live as one,
oh, better times will come

When we greet each dawn without fear
knowing loved ones soon will be near
When the winds of war
cannot blow any more
Oh, better times will come


Though we live each day as our last
we know someday soon it will pass
We will dance, we will sing
in that never-ending spring
Oh, better times will come