Jamie Koppang

Jamie Koppang

 Springfield, Missouri, USA
BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

Jamie's songs "Higher Ground" and "Turning Around" have both advanced to 2nd round judging in the International Songwriting Competition.

Biography

Former Seattle worship leader James "Jamie" Koppang is touring on Keys/Vocals with Springfield, MO based pop/roots rock artists FAREWELL JUNE.

His songs "Higher Ground" and "Turning Around" have both advanced to 2nd round judging in the International Songwriting Competition. '

Jamie previously released a solo EP "Make A Way" in 2002 which was produced by Jonathan David Brown (Farewell June, Petra, Twila Paris, Glen Campbell).

Lyrics

Turning Round

Written By: James Koppang

Turning Round
C 2005 James Koppang Hole in the Sole Music/SESAC

V1
I watch the lights grow dim across the western sky
Another day and a traffic jam slowly passes by
And all the hopes and dreams that carried me today
Fate into the sky, fade into the sea

Oh, and the pretty city glimmers, bathed in her light
Though I could lose myself in her, it just wouldn’t be right
Morning will bring another day and in everything I say and do
Don’t want to forget about your face or what I’ve found in you

Chorus
The world keeps turning round
The world keeps turning round
The world keeps turning round, but I have found you’re all I need
The world keeps turning round
The world keeps turning round
The world keeps turning round, but I have found you’re all I need
You’re all I need

V2
I switch the light off now, on another day
Clouds and waves roll by, even seasons change
I’m growing all the time, at times I feel just pain
But in my hear I find, you’re always here with me

Ever daybreak I wake, bathed in your light
And I lose myself in you cause it feels so right
Morning has brought another day, and in everything I say and do
Don’t want to forget about your face and what I’ve found in you

Ending refrain
I watch the light grow dim across the western sky
Another day and a traffic jam slowly passes by

Higher Ground

Written By: James Koppang

Higher Ground
© 2005 James Koppang Hole in the Sole Music/SESAC

V1
My spirit rising steadily climbing
Under the morning sun
Taking a journey leaving my worries
And all of that other junk
Just like those inventions that steal my attention
And leave me with emptiness
So goodbye to voices screaming out choices
Confusion and craziness

Pre Chorus
Gonna take my time, and work it out
Gonna clear my mind, till there’s no doubt

Chorus
I’m going up (going up) to higher ground (higher ground)
Tried of the mud, (mud and the mire) bringing me down
Lord knows I won’t come down (no I won’t come down)
From higher ground

V2
Running in circles jumping the hurdles
Trying to get ahead
Everyone’s fighting struggling striving
Right to the bitter end
But what does it matter if all that you gather
Is built upon sinking sand
I stopped riding fences packed up my senses
And went with a better plan

Pre Chorus

Bridge
High up on the rock
My house let it be
Through each storm and flood
Nothing will take me…
From higher ground

Discography

James Koppang - Make A Way (indie)
Farewell June - 1939 (keys/vocals/songwriting)