The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Jeni Robinson

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.

Vocalist – Jeni Robinson 
Re-arranger and Producer – Cayte Robinson

From Janis: At 77 years young, Jeni Robinson may be the oldest contributor to this project – and good on her! From the United Kingdom, she’s been a singer most of her adult life, working in bands, cabarets, and on-stage musicals. Until she saw this project, she thought she’d retired from singing (as though “retirement” is possible for any artist). She teamed up with her daughter, Cayte, to re-arrange and record this jazz/blues version. She thanked me for gettng her to flex her vocal chords again, but really, they didn’t need any help. 

(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