The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Kathy Mattea

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Performed by Kathy Mattea
  1. Better Times Will Come Kathy Mattea 2:39


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Check out “Pretty Bird“, her latest album.

From Janis: Back in the mid-80’s, when I couldn’t get a song covered for love or money, Kathy cut “Every Love”. It was a shot in the arm for me, and once I’d moved to Nashville I looked her up. We became fast friends, giggle buddies, swapping stories about our experiences as women and performers. She’s smart, she’s talented, and her artistry is honest to a fault – she dared to follow up one of her gigantic hit records with a ballad called “Where’ve You Been”, one of the best songs and performances I’ve ever heard. None of the traditional business people thought it would work, but it earned her a Grammy Award despite the nay sayers. Kathy actually learned how to make a video for this project, putting her heart and soul into this, and I love her dearly for it.

(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