The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Trevor Sewell

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian - Performed by Bill Cololey
  1. Better Times Will Come Trevor Sewell 3:20


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Check out the free MP3 download of Trevor’s song “Fade To Grey,” featuring Janis.

There is also a free download of Trevor’s song “Shadows,” featuring Janis. It is available as an MP3, a 16/44.1 WAV and a 24/48 WAV.

From Janis: I love working with Trevor. First, he’s gender-blind. When he invited me to play on his album, he didn’t question whether I could hold my own as a pianist and arranger, so I led the band through record “Fade to Grey”, and we made the UK jazz charts. Second, he’s not afraid to take a chance. When I overheard his producer talking about what a great song “Shadows” was, how they’d tried it in half a dozen styles and finally given up, I asked to hear the latest and see the lyric, It was indeed a terrific song, so I said to Trevor “Trust me?”, then sat down at the piano and sketched a quick chart for myself. I called him in and set the vocal mic facing me, then said “Trev. Just sing it. Nothing fancy, no thinking about it, no hot dogging. Just sing. I’ll nod when you come in and when you drop out.” A single take, and we had one of the most beautiful records I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing. Despite the jazz renditions, Trevor is normally an out-and-out blues player, as you will hear from this!

(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