The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Randy Leago

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 Randy’s website, Facebook page, SoundCloud page and alternate website for more info.

From Janis: I can’t remember how I first met Randy Leago, but we toured and recorded together for years, including a duo stint in Japan. He’s one of the most talented multi-instrumentalists I know, effortlessly moving between sax and percussion to keyboards and little-known instruments like duduk and fujara. He’s currently touring with The Beach Boys and my friend Bruce Johnson, having a big time playing stadiums all over the world (or he will be once touring gets back to normal). My next project with him is a stand-alone full band version of my song “Resist”; I trust him enough to leave the piece entirely in his hands, which says a lot! Make sure to check out his websites for more information, videos, and music.

(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