"Neenah Menasha" as written by Joe Mazzola, Jimmy Paluzzi, Mark P Dombroski, Timothy Rygiel and Michael John Rygiel....
To begin but not complete
To sleep but not to wake
To always be lost and
Never find the way
No thoughts or memory
No hope or tragedy

A mirror waits for a
Reflection of a face
To hit the ground and know
The sound
Trial by mistake
Death's a crown we wear
Around
Like a smile on a face

They will never hate or
Lie
They will never break or
Try
They will never break or
Cry
They will never wave
Goodbye

A silence that would not
Break
The loss of a face
The face of a woman that
Arrived much too late
I break down and she sees
The clowns
I used to hide away
Death to clowns all their
Crowns
And the smiles on their
Face

They will never break or
Try
They will never hate or
Lie
They will never say or
Smile
They will never break or
Cry

Neenah Menasha will wait
Neenah Menasha . Neenah
Menasha
Will wait

I break down and she sees
The clowns
I used to hide away
Death to clowns and all
Their crowns
And the smiles on their
Face
They will never hate or
Lie
They will never break or
Try
They will never break or
Cry
They will never wave
Goodbye



Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Neenah Menasha" as written by Timothy Cross Michael Cross

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentThey are Indian words. Used together they mean "water takes it away". If that is the meaning they were going for, I assume that "neenah menasha will wait" means that the cleansing of his failures from his life will have to wait.
    Mudveignon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI found this on you tube in reference to the Neenah Menasha video on you tube:

    Strangely this video appears to have been filmed under the sewer drainage system of the roads near the gangster Al Capone's vacation brothel town of Fox Lake, Illinois. Recently Mayor Donny Schmit went on an under cover investigation of all things mystical to determine the true nature of the spirits that haunt the citizens of this town. Of course our quest began from a citizen complaint of loud and peculiar noises resembling music from under a sewer drain man hole cover on Riverview Avenue near Lakefront park. The three of us Mayor Schmit, Officer Ostertag of the Fox Lake Police Department, and myself venture forth to discover what locals call "The Vanishing Currency Portal" of the Change Machine. All I know is that the smell of pumpernickel that night as one by one the Mayor and then Officer Ostertag suddenly disappeared from the asphalt roadways. Instinctively I knew to check for "signs" and there they were snakes halted upon the asphalt near the manhole covers marked in what appeared to be a heavy iron die casting. NEENAH WISC. I read as those snakes slithered into the words themselves. I wonder to this day is Mayor Schmit and Officer Ostertag transformed into those snakes of were the snakes an indication that both of them went under the asphalt via the manhole cover thereby disturbing the snakes. Certainly the snakes themselves were not disturbed by the music. To this day I wonder what happened of the Mayor and Officer Ostertag. I suspect they are still down below plotting some form of adversity for currency and profit. All I have left these brave souls is a pair of glasses made in Brillion. They seem to have the power to look into the heart of Lions to see even more.

    here's the video's URL
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    Anyways, not sure if that really has anything to with the song but it's coincidental or maybe there's some interesting tie...also if you watch the video it does appear interestingly enough that lead singer Vinnie is making snake like motions with his hands as he sings, I picked that up but it's likely nothing. The video does appear to be shot in a under a sewer drain or just somewhere underground and dark.

    but another you tube person commented some much more simple theory The song was written about looking for the Neenah Menasha highway exit (in Wisconsin) when they were driving around on tour.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon March 07, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationNot sure why the link to the Sponge Neenah Menasha video won't work so just go to you tube and type in Neenha Menasha and Sponge and you'll see it.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon March 07, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneenah menasha is a town in wisconsin
    belli67on July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNeenah and Menasha are sister cities in Wisconsin (Fox Valley) but I have yet to see why this song is named Neenah Menasha. The reasoning behind the names must go deeper than two towns.
    ferretworkson October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI figured that out when i had to assemble a box for shipping a machine...miller welding box maker's stamp neenah and menasha. talk about random. that's a badasstic song.
    guineapiglogicon June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell if they are sister cities they remain joined together in some matter or form because of this so it's about a bond that will not break, through all life's tragedies the towns are a representative of that often unexplainable or describable union or bond, that some people feel but can't describe to someone or some place. I love this song & album.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon July 29, 2009   Link

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