Blues Counsel
Muscle Shoals Sessions

Produced By:
Tony Morra & Blues Counsel

Recorded By: Jimmy Nutt at The Nutt House, Sheffield, Al
Assisted By: Michael Ivey

Overdubs Recorded By: Tony Morra at The Downtown Batterie, Franklin, TN, Tony Hooper at Cross Peace Music
Studios, Amory, MS and Tom Lane at The Cave, Nashville, TN

Mixed By: Russ Long at The Carport, Nashville, TN

Mastered By: Richard Dodd, www.richarddodd.com

Design By: Matt Dolan
Photos By: Ben Pearson
All Songs Arranged By: Blues Counsel

Blues Counsel Are:

Will McFarlane - Guitar & Vocals
Tom Lane - Guitar & Vocals
Tony Hooper - Guitar, Keys and Vocals
Rick Cua - Bass & Vocals
Tony Morra - Drums
Emedin Rivera - Percussion

Track Listing:

Wonder Working Power
Final Say
Dang Judy
Poverty
Red Motorcycle
Shines Your Glory
Love Will Be The Weapon
Soul Of A Man
Fight For You
Santo
Chimney
Shoal Train

Additional Musicians & Vocals:

Chimney, Fight For You, Shines Your Glory: Blair Masters, B3 recorded at The Master's Lair, Franklin, TN

Poverty: Phil Keaggy, Guitar solo

Red Motorcycle & Love Will Be The Weapon; additional BGV's Ian Eskelin, Rick’s lead vocal produced by Ian Eskelin,
vocals engineered by Marc Lacuesta at Holiday Ian, Franklin, TN

Wonder Working Power & Santo - Jason Webb, Piano

Shoal Train: Saxophone - Craig Swift, Trumpet - Leif Shires, Trombone – Justin Carpenter, recorded at The
Downtown Batterie, engineered by Tony Morra

Soul Of A Man: Ashley Cleveland, Vocals & Al Perkins, Lap Steel

Blues Counsel would like to thank our wives, children, grandchildren and families, and most of all our God
for allowing us the privilege of serving Him. Thank you for every amazing blessing both here and to
come.  

Thanks To The Following Companies For Your Support and Friendship:
David Via at D’Addario, Planet Waves,
Gallien-Krueger, Ampeg, Garrison and Steve Vega at dw drums, Marco Soccoli, Steve and David at Evans
Drumheads, Andrew Shreve at Paiste cymbals, Joe Testa at Vic Firth drum sticks, Rick Naqvi at Presonus, Doug
Gould at Worship MD, Latin Percussion, Audio Technica, Toca Percussion, Daking US, Mike Overlin at Yamaha, Dale
Douglass at Westone, Donna Russo at Kingdom Bound Ministries, Bruce Adolf, Matt Kees & Shawn McLaughlin at
Christian Musician & CMS, Duallist Drum Pedals. John Chandler at Pedal Train, Gary "Sarge" Gistinger at Creation
Audio Labs, Josh Scott at JHS Pedals, Tom James at Eminence, Miles and Stevie at Avalon Guitars, Matt McPherson
at McPherson guitars.

Thanks to: Maxx Russell for loaning us his 1929 National

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For More Information: www.bluescounsel.com        

To Contact Us: rick@rickcua.com        

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Lyrics and Publishing for Blues Counsel, Muscle Shoals’ project

Wonder Working Power
Tom Lane

All this struggle gonna make us strong
Don’t underestimate
Keep on running brother won’t be long
And all who wait will not grow weary
Riding on the eagle’s wings

There’s power wonder working power
There’s freedom everlasting freedom,
Sweet freedom in the mighty name of Jesus

It ain’t over when this body’s done
For every daughter and son
Nothing here can separate us from
A love so strong that it overcomes
The grave and bitter darkness

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Final Say
Will McFarlane

Seems like the world’s gone crazy with everything you hear
You let a little voice start to whisper in your ear
Giving you the reasons your future’s in doubt
You start thinking “ain’t nothing working out,”
But hey, you don’t have to go that way
You’ve got to know that the devil never has the final say

You get it coming from the left, coming from the right
You’re worried all day, some of you ain’t sleeping at night
You start believing you ain’t gonna make it
Just stand up and shout that you don’t have to take it
‘cause hey, there’s a better way
You’ve got to know that the devil never has the final say

No way, no way
Don’t have to play the games he plays

So when everything around you starts coming undone
You’re feeling like the enemy has already won
Down so low, you think you want to cry
Just stand up on your feet and stop listening to the lie
‘Cause hey, the Lord can make a way
You’ve got to know that the devil never has the final say
You’ve got to know that the devil never has the final say
You’ve got to know that the devil never has the final say

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Dang Judy
Tony Hooper

Dang Judy, You gotta stop smokin'
Money's all burnt, children's all a chokin'
Might sound like a preacher but it ain't Sunday mornin'
Dang Judy, gotta stop smokin'

Dang Judy, babies all a cryin'
Can't buy milk, but ya buy another carton of smokes
Say you wanna quit, but your quitter seems broken
Dang Judy, gotta stop smokin'

You say, "Givin' it up, givin' it up is harder than you think, brother
You say, "Givin' it up, givin' it up is harder than you think...

Nicotine saint, cigarella sinner
May not go to hell, but you smell like you been there
I ain't in to judging, but I'm not jokin'
Dang Judy, gotta stop smokin'

You say, "Givin' it up, givin' it up is harder than you think, brother
You say, "Givin' it up, givin' it up is harder than you think...

Well, what shall I do? Nothin'
I think I'll say a little prayer for Judy...
Oh Lord... Help Judy!!!
Judy, Judy, Judy...

2013 Cross Peace Music (BMI)

Poverty
Tony Hooper

She been wastin' my money she been wastin' my time
She been leavin' me hungry end of the welfare line
She been takin' my freedom she been pickin' my pride
with every roll of the dice boyz she been stealin' me blind

Poverty go on and leave me alone
Poverty poverty be gone

She must have snuck in the garden must have planted her seed
Must have come like the devil or some degenerate weed
Lord, she tasted like honey must have went down like wine
Lord, she looked like an angel spoke the truth of a lie

Poverty go on and leave me alone
Poverty poverty be gone

Freedom where are you now? Miss the fellowship we had
Got to rescue it somehow
Father let's start again we can walk this road together
You can take me by the hand

Poverty go on and leave me alone
Poverty poverty be gone

2013 Cross Peace Music (BMI)

Red Motorcycle
Rick Cua / Bob Halligan Jr.

Get yourself up it’s a beautiful day
This is the day that the Lord has made
Gotta give thanks and don’t ever stop
Leather on get ready to rock
You got two wheels and a gas motor
Mount up swing one leg over
Push the button don’t let her idle
Take a ride on your red motorcycle

It’s your bike any way you make it
You got bags or your stripped down naked
You cruise easy, you want action
From the Nachez Trace to the Tail Of The Dragon
Hold on tight twist and shout
Front wheel up lets the wild come out
Push the button don’t let her idle
Take a ride on your red motorcycle

Hey Hey It’s a two wheel nation
Hey Hey motorized elation
Hey Hey gotta get ya some freedom now

I’m ready let’s do it again
We’ll light up a fire just say when
Push the button don’t let her idle
Take a ride on your red motorcycle
Take a ride
Take a ride on your red motorcycle yeah

White motorcycle Black motorcycle
blue motorcycle big bad motorcycle yeah

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/ WBOB Music (ASCAP)

Shines Your Glory
Tom Lane

You forgave me all of the bad I’ve done
Loved me like I was someone
Sweetest voice my ears have ever heard
The sound of mercy undeserved singing over me

Soul so dark and wretched man I am
You reached down and took my hand
Brought me to the table of The King
Treated me like royalty, Just a beggar from the street

And everyone needs to know it everyone needs to see
The Light from heaven shining, brighter than a moonbeam

Shines Your glory shines Your glory
Shines Your glory shines Your glory

Traded me Your treasure for my pain
Freedom for my crying shame
Paid in full a debt I couldn’t pay
Saved me from my dreadful fate
This sinner in disgrace

And everyone needs to know it everyone needs to see
The Light from heaven shining, brighter than a moonbeam

You forgave me all of the bad I’ve done
Took me in and called me son

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Love Will Be The Weapon
Rick Cua / Ian Eskelin

There's a big storm coming' People gonna shiver and shake
Gonna be some damage backs are gonna buckle and break
Everybody it's time to choose
We got the world to gain or our souls to loose

Hey Yeah we're gonna take the giant down
And I know love will be the weapon
Hey Yeah are you with me now
Lets go! Love will be the weapon

Gotta turn that corner walk over to the other
We can never give in if we're ever gonna win this fight
Everybody it's time to choose
Come on people you know what to do

Don't be afraid while this earth is quakin'
This holy ground will never be shaken
With all my might here's what I'm takin'
Love will be the weapon
Love will be the weapon
So everybody what will you do
The time is now and its down to you

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/ Wordspring Music, LLC/Early Service Music/SESAC

Soul Of A Man
Blind Willie Johnson

Won't somebody tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody tell me, what is the soul of a man  
I'm going to ask the question, answer if you can
If anybody here can tell me, what is the soul of a man?  

I've traveled in different countries, I've traveled foreign lands
I've found nobody to tell me, what is the soul of a man  

I saw a crowd stand talking, I came up right on time
Were hearing the doctor and the lawyer, say a man ain't nothing but his mind  

I read the bible often, I tries to read it right
As far as I can understand, a man is more than his mind  

When Christ stood in the temple, the people stood amazed
Was showing the doctors and the lawyers, how to raise a body from the grave

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Fight For You
Tom Lane

When the tempter comes and whispers in your ear
Tells you anything just to fill you with fear
You know better my friend and I do too
Don’t let his sticks and stones shatter you
There is one Name above all names
There is one King above all kings

And He will fight He will fight for you
He will stand no matter what you do
He alone can rescue from the flaming fire
He will deliver from an evil desire
He will fight for you

Everyday another mountain to climb
Aint no easy way to live we have to die
Sweet surrender to amazing grace
Everything that you need to run this race
There is one God, who knows your name
There is one Lord able to save

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Santo
Tony Hooper / Will McFarlane / Emedin Rivera

When everything is beautiful all is going well
It's easy to be thankful Lord the soul and spirit swell                                         
But when I feel a cold wind blow skies are turning grey
I won't lose my grateful heart and still my soul will say

Hallelujah Jesus Lord of All

Santo santo santo  canto al Senor
Por que El es Digno, santo, santo, santo
Santo, santo, santo alabanzas al Senor
Por que El es Digno  Y lleno de amor

Here we are in the secret place where we were born to be
Here we come to seek Your face and celebrate our King
Sing a song of deliverance raise a shout of praise
to the God of the Universe Who was and is always

Hallelujah, Jesus, Lord of All

Santo, santo, santo Cantamos al Senor
Por que El es Digno Santo santo santo
Santo santo santo alabanzas al Senor
Por que El es Digno Y lleno de amor

Hallelujah, Jesus, Lord of All

Holy Holy Holy we sing to the Lord
Because He is worthy Holy Holy Holy
Holy holy holy sing praises to the Lord
Because He is worthy and He's so full of love

Santo, santo, santo cantamos al Senor
Por que El es Digno santo, santo, santo
Santo, santo, santo alabanzas al Senor
Por que El es Digno Y lleno de amor

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Chimney
Tom Lane  / Tony Hooper

Used to be a house around this chimney stacked with stones
Used to be a family where these ruins lie like bones
But the only thing that’s living here is a story to be told
The land was once a working farm with rolling hills and barns
The dirt road was the way to town                                                                          
The walk would take you hours
The well was where we drew our drinking water

And nothing could be better than fire in the winter
The family was the center after all the work was done
Days were so much longer love was so much stronger
That chimney’s now a monument of stone
But it used to be my home

The hearth was like an altar where daddy led the prayers
Church was in our living room and everybody shared
While mama sang the song of sweet surrender

I always will remember everything was tender
Never will it be that way again

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/ Cross Peace Music (BMI)

Shoal Train
Will McFarlane – Instrumental
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