We've Gotta Be Clean
Album Version Appears On The Pasty Tapes Volume 2
Tony Geiss
Tony Geiss
Peter Katis
Peter Katis

 Album Version Sessionography
Adam Gardner backing vocals, guitar
Ryan Miller guitar, vocals
Brian Rosenworcel backing vocals, drums

 Album Version Guests
Melissa Bisagni backing vocals
Leon Dewan additional instruments
Peter Katis additional instruments, backing vocals
Tarquin Katis backing vocals
Dave Schneider backing vocals

Notes: Originally released on VH1 Save The Music's For The Kids kid songs compilation as "You've Got to be Clean." It was originally sung by Bert on Sesame Street.
Album Version
They've got to be clean
They've got to be clean
Ah ah

We wash our hands
Whenever we eat
And in the bath we wash our ears, our elbows and feet
We gotta be clean
We gotta be clean
It's healthy and keen
We gotta be clean
Ah ah
(Yes, sir!)

We start each day
By brushing our teeth
Brush! Brush!
And getting the plaque and stuff off the smile underneath
We gotta be clean
And floss in between
Like a tree must be green
We gotta be clean

Each day is a fight
With the forces of dirt
Dirt! Dirt! Dirt!
Battling the smudge
And the smear and the squirt
Squirt! Squirt! Squirt!
What do we do when our shirt is all covered with mustard?
Mustard! Mustard! Mustard!
Do they just wear it and wear it and wear it for weeks?
No! Not Guster
(We wash it...
Then we wear it)

We may be sad
We may be beat
We may be cross or tired or mad
But we'll always be neat
We gotta be clean
Like all pigeons we've seen
Or a fresh nectarine
Or some laundry that's been
Through a washing machine
We gotta be clean
We gotta be