The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Martyn Joseph

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 Martyn’s website and the Let Yourself Trust foundation he runs with his wife for more info.

From Janis: I met Martyn when he and Martin Stephenson joined me on a tour of the UK. Both were marvelous to work with, but I particularly loved listening to Martyn Joseph speak. His voice alone makes me feel like one day, all will be well, if we just work together toward it. An activist to the core, he and his wife began a foundation called Let Yourself Trust that gains more traction every year as they seek to better this world. He was awarded an Amnesty International accolade for his work with the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Association Movement. A man after my own heart, it’s a joy to have him here. 

(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