Life’s Grand (Acoustic Version)

Music & lyrics: Lorenzo Testa It’s never too late to dance barefoot in the rainOr jump into the sea on a night like thisTake a plane, end up under the lamp light’s stainFind some happiness along Eden QuaySo we toast and we sing and we do celebrateThe mad ones, the dreamers, the painters, the poetsAll […]

Back On Your Feet (Acoustic Version)

Music & lyrics: Silvano Ancellotti And how much does it takeTo get back on your feetWhen it all breaks downWhen you bite the gritSome say youth is gone,Stand up and carry on strongAgainst adversityto our future to come I got nowhere to hideLeft my pride on the sideTelling my deedsTo boozers and freaksAnd I swore […]

Happily Misplaced In This World (Acoustic Version)

Music & lyrics: Lorenzo Testa It’s grey bricks, stones and this cold windCarrying the smell of the hopsAnd the peat bog slowly burningBrings me straight back to my youth It’s springing in Dublin this MarchAnd the crowd for Paddy’s day is goneAs I lay down and wait for the first sunIt’s just me and Charles […]

Get Some Rest (Acoustic Version)

Music & lyrics: Lorenzo Testa When there will beNo sunrise to be seenI’ll get some rest, I swear When there will beNo challenge to loseI’ll get some rest, I swear Till then I will bleedAnd I’ll feelAnd I’ll hurtI’ll liveAnd I’ll dreamAnd I’ll dieTo rise again When there will beNo peak to be climbedI’ll get […]

If Only He Applied Himself (Acoustic Version)

Music & lyrics: Lorenzo Testa Oh if I hadn’t been so stubbornI could have been a great many thingsI’d have a larger estateAnd a shorter list of sinsI should have been a good boyLike me ma begged me to beSpared her coming back homeTo find mud up to me knees But I never paid attentionI […]


Music & lyrics: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: Jam the Miller (traditional) Erich Fromm, in his 1976 book titled “To Have or to Be?” questioned about the two modes of existence that are inherent to our nature. As the author himself, I think the answer can be only one. I don’t remember where I was when I […]

Off In The Jacks

Music & lyrics: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: The Banks of the Lough Gowna (traditional) True story; I simply went back home from the pub and wrote it. The fine fiddle and mandolin player Paul Kelly from Tallaght taught me the lovely tune “The Boys of Lough Gowna”, very often played at the sessions in Dublin, so […]

I Only Got One Pint

Music: Silvano Ancellotti Lyrics: Silvano Ancellotti and Rob Orlando Tunes: 1st Tune (Luca Crespi), The Boys of the Lough (traditional) Nothing but the truth. After all, no good stories started with someone drinking a glass of water. Well that bloody Johnny buddyCalled me just cause he was boredLazy sunday ‘noon and a brilliant plan for […]