The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Gina Bannister and the Stop Motion Band

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 Gina’s Facebook page and YouTube channel for more info.

Stop motion animation and music performed by Gina Bannister
Executive producer Lisa Bannister

From Janis: I received an email out-of-the-blue from Lisa Bannister, with a link to Gina’s “stop motion video” of “Better Times Will Come”. Gave it a big thumb’s up and invited them to the project pretty early on, but it took some time for everything to get coordinated!. She describes herself as an “amateur” musician, songwriter, and stop motion filmmaker currently living in Ohio, saying “ From an early age I understood the symbiotic relationship between music and film. Using these elements has allowed me to combine my love of music, pop culture and cinema.” Since I love all of those myself, this was a natural. Special thanks to Lisa Bannister for providing the tech aspects and communication.

(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