The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Emily Sangder

Listen to or download the song.

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 Emily’s website, Instagram page and YouTube channel for more info.

From Janis: Emily Sangder came to the Better Times Project out of the blue, contacting me by email with this lovely rendition. I asked for bio material and was told “Emily Sangder is a singer/songwriter from Eugene, Oregon about to head into her senior year at Berklee College of Music. She’s studying both performance and business, and working towards a career in the music industry.” I was really happy about this, because the project isn’t just about people making a living in the industry (if such a thing is possible any more!). It’s about people who play for the joy of playing, at home in their living rooms. And it’s about people like Emily, who hope to one day make a living creating music of their own. 

(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