The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

CR Films

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.

Check CR Films’ YouTube channel for more info where you can see their “Society’s Child” video.

This video uses the performance by John Gorka.

From Janis: Someone on Facebook posted “Hey, have you seen this?!” and I discovered CR Films version of “Society’s Child.” The company was formed by two sisters obsessed with the Beach Boys, who wanted to do something creative with their beloved Barbie dolls. Fourteen years later, they’re still using their talent – and dolls – to visualize what they consider the world’s greatest music decades, the 1950’s-1970’s. Since the first pop music I really listened to was when my grandfather gave me a transistor radio, and I heard the Beach Boys harmonizing, I felt a kindred spirit and invited them to this project.

Film directed & produced by: C & R
Camera Woman: C

(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