The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Kurt Corbello

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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.

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From Janis: A political scientist these past 40 years, Kurt recorded this on the second anniversary of his father’s death. Coincidentally, that date (August 29) was also the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in Louisiana, and the subsequent flooding and near-destruction of New Orleans, a city he’s come to call his second home. His son spent that weekend in a local hospital, along with his wife, listening as the storm battered the outer walls. Fortunately, both were unhurt, and his son made a complete recovery, but you can understand from that why Kurt has a firm believe that “better times always await”. He comes to us from quarantine in Lafayette, Louisiana, with this lovely version.

(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