The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Jonathan Karrant

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 Jonathan’s website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter feed for more info.

Keys: Jason Corpuz

From Janis: Jonathan came to this project by way of my friend Diane Schuur, “Deedles” to her friends. I have to admit I wasn’t familiar with his work before, though I should have been – he’s all over the jazz charts and mgazines. Like Diane, he has marvelous taste in musicians, as witness the work of Jason Corpuz on keyboard. This no-frills “lockdown take” is a notable departure from his trio and big band work (check his Youtube channel for some great live pieces). Thanks for joining us, Jonathan and Jason!

(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