In this section you will see songs that Jordan wrote about living with Ulcerative Colitis as he shares his story about each song.
Jordan: "I wrote this song in August of 2006. This was a very low and confusing part in my life. I was still fairly new to the disease, and was having a hard time living a normal life. I was playing in a rock band called, "Sky Walker" at the time. It was very difficult to practice, travel and play shows. I felt like i needed to write a song about being a new 21 year old dealing with a total lifestyle change." See music video for this song here
Jordan:"This song was fun writing haha. I wrote it in September 2006. At this time I was obviously still flaring up. I was having a hard time explaining my symptoms with my family and friends. To others when they read about UC or Crohn's on the internet, it talks a lot about Diarrhea and having to go the restroom a lot. But that's not it at all. Yes you have to go all the time, but it burns! That's what I was trying to get to in this song. It feels like glass is edging its way out. Your tubes are all swollen and sores and blisters are surrounding the colon wall, as it tries to push it's stool out. Get it?" See music video for this song here
Jordan:"This song is still hard to listen to. I was very low when I wrote this. Very Confused. This was actually the first song I wrote since I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. It was the beginning of August of 2006. Our family was on a camping trip up by Mammoth lakes. This was probably the longest three days of my life. The lyrics tell exacully what i was feeling on that trip. It was very dark, long and miserable." See music video for this song here
Jordan: "This song was written in October of 2006. I wanted to write a song about how I became to where I am now. With obvious childhood memories to growing up to my health issues. Then there was the woman of my dreams who I met. She is my gem. My reason for living. I do miss growing up playing baseball to making home videos to hanging with my sisters and brother to hanging with the cousins. It's weird how life turns out." See music video for this song here
Jordan: "Blue tree is one of my favorite songs. I am so glad on how this one came out. I have this shirt with a blue tree on it. On this tree was little yellow teeth. Yellow teeth? It was just a weird and awkward shirt. When you are stuck in a coma like how we feel when we are flaring, you also feel weird and awkward, I felt like the blue awkward tree on my shirt. I like how it came out. This song means a lot to me." See Music Video for this song here
Jordan: "It's funny that I was just talking about favorite songs. This song is my all time favorite. I think the lyrics explain exactly what I was feeling at this time. I just turned twenty two in September 2007 and i was writing a lot of songs. I was researching a lot of things about UC on the internet. I found this procedure called the "J-Pouch surgery." Everyone who has had it was saying that it's awesome, and they feel normal again. And I was like, "What am I waiting for?" I know that that is the only Cure, but my body just isn't ready for it yet. Since I was diagnosed with my UC, I have felt more mature and my song writing had woken up, and that's what this song is about." See Music Video for this song here