The Day I’m Gonna Die – Joshua Pettus – Original Song
A few weeks ago, I learned that I have an incurable and life threatening disease, called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). At first I had some crazy thoughts and emotions going through me, that I wasn’t quite sure how to react. Now, I’ve had a few weeks to reflect on how this changes me and my life and I sat down and wrote this song this weekend. Finding out I have the same terrible disease that my mother and my grandfather died from is eye-opening. The interesting thing is that I’ve not been depressed about the news. I decided I wanted to address the latest feelings I’ve had in song, but in a “Booyah, suckas… I’m gonna live it up while I’m Here” kind of way. This may not be completely finished, but I still wanted to share in it’s current state. Sorry the camera stinks, and I make funny faces when I sing.
Here is a blog I wrote shortly after I received the diagnosis:
It’s called The Day I’m Gonna Die. Let me know what you think.
More thoughts and feelings of everything I’ve been learning during all of this will be coming soon.
Love to all,
Your Friendly Mormon Neighbor