09/08/2011 03:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'First Day Of School' Punk Song By Nicholas Merritt Makes Second Grade Sound Amazing (VIDEO)

On one hand, Dee Dee Ramone and Joe Strummer may not have envisioned that one day, punk music would be about making friends on the first day of school. On the other hand, watch this video now because this kid is great.

According to Nicholas Merritt's Facebook page, he was born in 2002, and in 2010 released his first album, "Punk Rock Elementary," a collection of pop-punk anthems for the pre-Bieber set. But this song, "First Day of School," is just a breakneck anthem about swinging on the monkey bars and a new year of learning.

We don't ever remember being this excited about the first day of school, but if Merritt keeps up this enthusiasm, he'll be the only kid on the Dean's list with a safety pin through his cheek in 2020.