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grant me enough ignorance
to enjoy myself
and how dare you call me out
no, I don’t need your help
you know me, it take death
just to change my mind
and even then the status quo
is just what I like

cause I am just a vacationer
fake for the photos and nothing more
flash! and I’ll have instant authenticity
culture in a collection
that you can’t take away from me

but the beaches are decent
and the food’s alright
but everyone speaks to me in
stereotype
voila! violence
colonial care is
simply the finest
so I best just
shut my mouth
and close my divining eyelids

you can’t stay here forever
you can’t stay here forever

cause I am just a vacationer
fake for the photos and nothing more
flash! and I’ll have instant authenticity
culture in a collection
that you can’t take away from me
maybe I will assimilate
take what I want just for safety’s sake
and you better not get all up in my way
or else I’ll say
you’re the one who discriminates

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

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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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