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*  The "Better Times Project". On April 8, the day after John Prine died, I was doing laundry when a chorus began running around in my head. Two hours later, I sang a new song into my phone (dog barking in the background), and put it on line. My colleagues and I had just lost all our 2020 shows. Knowing the financial hardship it meant, I asked a few to make "home-grown" versions and let me put them on line, with leads to their websites. First was John Gorka; it worked so well that I asked a few more. Then a quarantined parent emailed that coloring books were sold out, so Sue Coccia, Sandra Boynton and I began "coloring pages". Donna Russo, a dancer friend who uses a wheelchair, sent a video; Frank Turner and Mary Black signed on, and now there are versions from Seattle punk to ASL to Japanese. I hope this illustrates the many ways one song can be done, and reminds us that you don't have to be a professional to make art. Every version here was done from "lockdown", with birds, dogs, children in the background. It doesn't matter. What matters is that we enjoy it, give voice to it, and remember that someday, better times will come. 
You can share anything here for personal use - radio stations are welcome to play these with attribution . If you'd like to donate to the Pearl Foundation in thanks, click on the Tip Jar. Or, donate to a local food bank
If your computer tries to play these automatically when you click, try "Right click > Save as".  Check here for more lyrics, Sheet Music or Lyrics With Chords. If it's nowhere, it hasn't been created yet!