The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends


Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Performed by Kathleen-Cathleen - Photo by Kim Ferris
  1. Better Times Will Come Kathleen-Cathleen 3:40


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Kate Power: guitar and vocal
Cathy Heslin:  guitar and vocal
Steve Einhorn: video
Kim Ferris: cover photo

From Janis: Kate Power and Cathy Heslin come to the Better Times Project from a different emotional place than anyone else to date. Kate was 18 years old when she became pregnant, and relinquished Cathy to adoption upon her birth. Eighteen years later, they reunited, and have collaborated since to tell their story of adoption, and reunion. They’ve been working on a double-memoir titled Kathleen-Cathleen, making music together, and now even co-writing songs. Since I believe that all artists – indeed, all human beings – go through a continual process of moving away, then reuniting, then moving away again, then reuniting – looking at their website was particularly interesting to me. 

(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