Long before bullying became a huge issue in America, this song took on the topic of teen suicide and the underbelly of American school culture. In the song, a teenager with top grades is tormented by his classmates and contemplates suicide.
It was written by Dead Kennedys guitarist 6025, known to his parents as Carlos Cadona. He was with the band from the summer of 1978 until spring of 1979, and wrote a few of their songs, providing an alternative to Jello Biafra
's politically charged lyrics.