incompetent and in motion
inhale and block the explosion
sojourn so should I bend my knees
and wait until I reach a new low then
whatever happens I’m not sure I care
whatever happened to you being there

Stand still at water so stagnant
your exasperate splash won’t distract it
this storm’s riot, wrapped black and aching
cause I have already masked it
Feeling fallacy vainly again
Bend the bandages over my pain

tomba na palangpang
tomba na palangpang

swim light and soak so unsightly
danger don’t know, but it might be
dark listening soft spoken hymns
and pray dearly those are behind me
sick and savage or saved I’m alone
emanate in my name when I go

tomba na palangpang
tomba na palangpang


from Modern Sounds in Island and Popular Music, released June 27, 2016




Micah Manaitai Los Angeles, California

Micah Manaitai is a 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer born in Guam and currently based in Los Angeles. Modern Sounds is his second release written, recorded and mixed between 2013 and 2015. Reclaiming the millennial softboy aesthetics of cuffed Aloha shirts in the name of island
heritage, Manaitai's music is a dense amalgam of multicultural thought, snark, and vulnerability.
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