He's Brad and he's
captain of the football team.
He’s been chosen prom king
and has a scholarship to college.
Everything’s going well for him
but he doesn’t like little Russell
the farm kid who transferred in.
Brad calls him Opie and says
he should wear a red plaid shirt
and black suspenders and
bounce to school every day
on a John Deere tractor.
Russell’s heard enough of that.
He and his father like to hunt for squirrel.
Not easy to get all the pellets out
but a mess of squirrel barbecued
makes a banquet out of Sunday dinner.
Brad shouldn’t have bothered Russell.
He’s still the prom king but he won’t
be able to sit on his throne that night.
Not easy to get all the pellets out.