Old Images

by Anthonie Tonnon

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Anthonie Tonnon will embark on a conceptual new tour this holiday season, to celebrate the release of song and video, Old Images.

'Rail Land' is a tour of Aotearoa that will take both performer and audience out of the city centres, via some of the world’s most beautiful and miraculous passenger rail lines.

Tickets, itineraries and more at www.anthonietonnon.com

Friday, November 23 - Waitati Town Hall, via Dunedin Railways*
Thursday, December 13 - The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North, via Capital Connection+
Friday, December 14 - St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki, via Metlink
Saturday, December 15 - Aratoi Art Space, Masterton, via Metlink^
Friday, December 21 - Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, via Auckland Transport

*round trip included in ticket price
+ overnight trip required if taking the train both ways.
^ daytime show

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released September 28, 2018

Engineered and produced by Jonathan Pearce and Anthonie Tonnon
Strings performed by Charmian Keay, Nick Dow, Nathan Pinkney and Kathleen Tomacruz
Strings arranged by Matthew Bodman
Bass by David Flyger
Acoustic drums by Tristan Deck
Additional vocals by Nadia Reid
Mastered by Tom Healey

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Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer originally from Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Track Name: Old Images
Only looking through
old images
do I understand
she carries albums in her mind
from another time

when the sun gave light in a different tint
her mother wearing hazel print
and though some remember doubt and fear
she remembers colourful years

and I'm not so radical
I still have my affinities
for the 20th century
I have a driver's license and one day
I will drive her to the city that left this mark on me

I know our parents dreams were innocent
buy a house to shelter a couple of kids
and if the world didn't blow up by then
they'd grow up to do the same again

now she tells me not to blame them
for what became their great obsession
for open arms that ceased extending
or believing the world had finished mending

here's a photograph
of a young girl looking shyly into the camera
wearing a shirt that reads Australia
holding a rare butterfly in her hands

and I wish that I could visit there
be the air around her
hear the secrets she might tell
then but not now

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