The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Will Farnham

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 Will’s Facebook and Instagram pages for more info.

Arrangement by Allen Farnham
Mixed by Sebastian Brunner-Stolovitzky and Will Farnham
Special thanks to Tomoko Ohno Farnham

From Janis: Sending in one of the best vocal versions to date, Will is the son of two venerable jazz pianists, Tomoko Ohno and Allen Farnham. Currently a Jazz/Music Education student at New York University, he asked me to thank his parents for their inspiration and continued support. As you can see and hear from this, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Since I was already a great admirer of both Tomoko and Allen myself, it feels like family have joined the project! 

(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