The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Casey Driessen

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Play this on the jukebox and listen to a lot of other versions too.
You can also download all the different musical versions, in the order they went up.

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From Janis: Casey has been a huge help in locating artists from different nations for the Better Times Project. This gorgeous accompaniment came all the way from a cabin in Finland,  where fiddler Casey Driessen and his family were isolating. The cover photo is by his 11-year-old daughter Emmette. Art comes in all ages!

Vocals: Janis Ian
Fiddles/Arrangement/Mix: Casey Driessen
Recording location: Kaustinen, Finland
Date: April 25, 2020
Photo Credit: Emmette Driessen

(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