The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Joanne Lurgio

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian - Performed by Joanne Lurgio
  1. Better Times Will Come Joanne Lurgio 2:16


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From Janis: Originally from Rhode Island, Joanne proves my theory that as performers, “We are with them from cradle to grave”. She sings at funerals, memorial services, and works with memory care patients, trying to wake their memories one hour at a time. Asked by a local breast cancer organization to write an inspirational song for their annual 5K, “Won’t Ever Quit” became a sea of hope for the 61 survivors, friends, and family who recorded it with her – and for everyone who heard it. Welcome to the project, Joanne! 

(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