The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Lili Añel

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Performed by Lili Añel
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From Janis: I’ve known Lili Añel for many years, both as a performer and leader of some of the best backing bands out there. I think we first bonded because I have always been short (4’10”) and she’s always been tall (6’ standing barefoot). Sometime around 2015, I congratulated her on her “stunning new look”, not realizing she’d lost all her hair in 2011 due to Alopecia. 

Like me, she grew up singing along to her mother’s varied record collection – jazz, Cuban, pop, you name it. All those influences show in her music, which she refers to as “hybrid jazz, folk, soul & pop”. Coincidentally enough, her newest album is called Better Days, and we didn’t even discuss this project before she’d named it that!

I salute her for being straight forward about the cause, for showing her beautifully expressive face to the world sans artificial hair, and for living her life in the same manner – open, urgent, and complete.

(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