The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Tony King (Beatbox Version)

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian Performed by Tony King
  1. Better Times Will Come (Beatbox version) Tony King 3:20


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You can also download all the different musical versions, in the order they went up.

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Check Beautifully Mad’s homage to frontline workers.

CREDITS: Tony King: vocals, beat boxing, guitar

From Janis: Tony is constantly tweaking and improving his work, which is probably part of why he won an ARIA Award (the Australian version of a Grammy). He and I corresponded many times over the course of a month until he was completely satisfied with the music, and then a couple of weeks later, he turned in the most fun video to date. This Australian ground hog, “Chunk” to his friends, absolutely steals the show, and compliments Tony’s “beatbox” version perfectly.  

(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