The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Gail Howarth

Listen to or download the song as perfromed by Jay Miners.

Play the song 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 Gail’s website, Facebook page and Instagram page for more info.
Also visit the Gratitude Project website and Facebook page.

Video and all photographs by Gail Howarth
Vocals, guitar by Jay Miners

From Janis: When I put out the call asking videographers to build on audio artist’s work, Gail Howarth was one of the first to respond. She was thorough about choosing the audio track, selecting Jay Miners’ in the end. As you can see, the wait was worth it! Historically focusing on nature, landscape, and “all things old and broken”, Gail’s passion has recently shifted to portraiture, spurred by the divisive nature of our times. From mid-Michigan, she’s also created The Gratitude Project by Lakehouse Photo and A Time to Heal, hoping the images and stories participants share will create greater understanding and unity. 

(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