The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Jay Clement

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian - Performed by Jay Clement
  1. Better Times Will Come Jay Clement 2:23


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From Janis: Jay and I have crossed paths at the Swannanoa Gathering several times, so it was a real joy to hear that he’d done a take on this song. Interesting device, too – he wove sliced zip ties through the strings at the bridge of his instrument, making it sound like a kalimba. Great trick!

(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