The "Better Times" Project

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Ryan Williams with Lori Arsenault

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Performed by Ryan Williams with Lori Arsenault
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From Janis: Ryan Williams was born in Bridgton, Maine and raised in Carbondale, Illinois where he was involved in chorus from a very young age. He’s been singing ever since, graduating with two associate degrees: arts and fine arts-music performance from John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL. His family returned to Maine after 25 years away, and Ryan is still singing. 

Lori Arsenault is newly retired from the U. of Southern Maine School of Music, where she was operations and concert manager for the school of Music. A lifelong musician, she earned a degree in classical guitar from USM as a non-traditional student. Her pursuits include music ministry for the Catholic Church, performing for elder communities, and encouraging other musicians to make the most of their gifts. Lovely to have them both here!

(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